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FMnotes - FrameMaker Footnote enhanced, Convert to Endnotes, Create Sidenote

FMnotes is an ExtendScript package expanding FM's footnote function:

Note: This page does not describe all features of FMnotes. See the full documentation (pdf).

Enhance Footnotes
Convert Footnotes to Endnotes
Create Sidenote
Downloading and installing FMnotes

[To top/bottom of page] Enhance Footnotes

Hypertext area before footnote reference

Note: The installation provides keyboard shortcuts for command GoToPrevView: ESC ← and GoToNextView: ESC →
The same shortcuts as in Acrobat (ALT+ ←, ALT+→) would delete the function to nudge graphic objects by one pixel.

[To top/bottom of page] Convert Footnotes to Endnotes

Appearance of cross reference to endnote

Attention: After converting the footnotes to endnotes do not use the original footnote mechanism any more, but the menu item Insert Endnote. You may of course use the footnote mechanism as an alternative apparatus.

[To top/bottom of page] Create Sidenote To bottom of page To top of page

A side note is a marginal note at the outer margin of the individual pages of a book, especially in the case of scientific works. In the manner of running titles, they are intended to indicate the content of individual text passages, paragraphs or pages.

Appearance of a sidenote

[To top/bottom of page] Downloading and installing FMnotes

Note: All software from D+DD is Donationware - if you find it helpful for your work, think about supporting also my work.

  1. Close FrameMaker if necessary.
  2. Download the installation file
  3. FM version FMnotes Date Installation file(s) Latest changes
    10 and later 1.0 2019-08-28 Inst-FMnotes.zip
    • First issue of FMnotes
    1.1 2019-09-12
    • All necessary default formats created by script
    • Go back and forward in hyper-jumps by ESC ← and ESC →
  4. UnZip the file to the desktop (you get a file and a directory).
  5. Execute the file PrepareInstallation.exe.
    The language of the installation dialogues adapts to the UI language of your current FM installation (de, en, fr).
    This program modifies some values in the file InstallThis\config.ini.
  6. Use Continue Installation. This opens the installation program:
  7. Select the appropriate option(s):
  8. With Install the script and associated files will be transferred into the relevant locations.
    In maker.ini a section D+DD is established.
  9. A message indicates the end of the installation. The desktop icons will be removed.

Uninstall the script

To uninstall the script, start the installation program from the short cut in the Start-menu > D+DD; set the option(s) to define what to uninstall; then use the Un-Install button.

You can later use the installation program again.

To get completely rid of the script you need to remove the following in addition to the un-installation:

Caveat

Any software from D+DD is provided by the author and contributor "as is" and any express or implied warranties, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose are disclaimed.

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