Thanks for the advice Wolfgang.
I went back to the wiki and found \setupfootnotes, \placefootnotes and \setupfootnotedefinition.  Playing around with these I almost get what I want.  What I don't get is two way interaction i.e. clicking on the superscript in the text doesn't take me to the footnote (or endnote in this case), but clicking on the superscript of the footnote takes me back to the word in the text.  I would really prefer to be able to click on a word to take me to the definition and click on the definition to take me back to the word.

Here is a test file to show the effect I found above:









barley \footnote{barley used to make beer} hops

filter chocolate\footnote{chocolate used to make chocolate bars} malt

secondary fermentation\footnote{fermentation the process of beer making} adjunct






Thanks and best wishes
Keith Mckay

On 02/09/2014 22:54, Wolfgang Schuster wrote:
Am 02.09.2014 um 23:49 schrieb Keith McKay <>:


I'm setting up a document which at the end of each chapter will have a Glossary of word definitions.  To get to these definitions one would click on the word in the chapter which would take them to the page where the definition of the word is in the Glossary.  Once the user has done this, they could then click on the definition to go back to the original word in the chapter.  \footnote works after a fashion, however I would like the word to be clickable and the definition not to appear at the bottom of the page.  It's not really what I want.

Is there another way to get the functionality I'm looking for?
The placement of footnotes at the bottom of the page can be disabled to flush them at another position, e.g. at the end of a chapter. Instead of footnotes you can use endnotes which are configures in this way or create your own note command.

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