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Posted by Cassius
Jul 15, 2007 at 08:23 PM

 

Are there any reasonably priced one- or two-pane outliners/PIMs that have footnote capability?  I’ll be writing one, possibly two, nonfiction, slightly technical volumes that will require some footnotes, but not a great many.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.  Thank you!

-c

 


Posted by David Dunham
Jul 15, 2007 at 09:21 PM

 

Hmm, this seems like the sort of thing you’d put in a subtopic or a column. In my mind, footnotes are more for a final formatted document, and that’s not usually what I use an outliner for.

 


Posted by Stephen Zeoli
Jul 15, 2007 at 09:39 PM

 

I am not aware of any one- or two-pane outliner with footnoting capability. The closest thing I can think of is IdeaMason.

I think David is right that the best way to handle citations in an outline is to treat them as sub-items to the quoted material.

Unlike David, however, I could envision a program like Whizfolders, which purports to be a writing environment, benefitting from the addition of footnoting capability… assuming it is even doable in the two-pane outliner.

Steve Z.

 


Posted by Manfred
Jul 16, 2007 at 12:23 AM

 

In Whizfolder it is easy to have subtopics named 1, 2, 3 or whatever and to put a hyperlink or jump like [~Jump 1] at the place where the footnote reference should go. Clicking on 1 will take you to Subtopic 1. If you put a jump back to the original topic into the subtopic, it will take you back to the original document. That works pretty much the same way as in a word processor.

You could also have one document for the text and another document for the footnotes, you would then have to insert a jumpfile link, like this:  [~JUMPFILE target-whizfolder::target-topic].


Only problem is (in either case) that you have to keep track of the numbers. But it works either way, and if you don’t anticipate many footnotes, it should be just fine.

I use Whizfolder for writing and ConnectedText for keeping notes. The two work well together.

Manfred

 


Posted by Matty
Jul 16, 2007 at 01:20 PM

 

Manfred wrote:
>In Whizfolder it is easy to have subtopics named 1, 2, 3 or whatever and to put a
>hyperlink or jump like [~Jump 1] at the place where the footnote reference should go.
>Clicking on 1 will take you to Subtopic 1. If you put a jump back to the original topic
>into the subtopic, it will take you back to the original document. That works pretty
>much the same way as in a word processor.
> >You could also have one document for the text
>and another document for the footnotes, you would then have to insert a jumpfile link,
>like this:  [~JUMPFILE target-whizfolder::target-topic].
>

This seems like a decent work around, but how much time does it cost you when you export to Word for final writing, formatting, etc?  It really would be nice to have footnotes integrated into an outliner, but it seems like it might be pretty tough to achieve…

Matt

 


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