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Multiple Footnote references on a page

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Is it possible to make reference to one footnote from several different locations on a page?

Implicitly the answer appears to be NO, since you can click on the footnote to go back to the location on the page.

Any insights on this would be appreciated.

Thanks.
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  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,760 points)
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    Aug 31, 2009 12:23 PM (in response to Richard Bullen)
    As far as I know, you are right, the response is no.

    To be honest, I never saw that in a published item.

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) lundi 31 août 2009 21:23:37
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    Aug 31, 2009 1:18 PM (in response to Richard Bullen)
    No hidden things.

    I read many books with many references.
    I never got ones with several references to a single footnote in a single page

    What I knew is:

    (1) see page #xy in "the very good book" by theFineAuthor
    (2) ibid
    (3) ibid page #yz

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) lundi 31 août 2009 22:18:34
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  • fuzzydog Level 2 Level 2 (355 points)
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    Aug 31, 2009 1:21 PM (in response to Richard Bullen)
    I think the way to do this is to make a footnote number manually in the second spot in the text, format it as desired (superscript for example) and use the same number as the earlier one. I don't know of an automatic way to do this in pages.

    That said, the formally correct way of doing this in footnoted writing is to make a new footnote at the second location (with a new number) and have the body of the footnote read "ibid." This translates as "the same place" in other words, same cite as before. The reason for this is that each footnoted statement is different, even though the cited reference is the same. Formal writing with the same footnote number multiple times at different locations is highly frowned on in formal writing. That just isn't the way it is done. Hence ibid.
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