[NTG-context] Placing footnotes in right margin en bloc at bottom of page

Wolfgang Schuster schuster.wolfgang at googlemail.com
Thu Jul 29 09:45:06 CEST 2010


  Am 28.07.10 13:19, schrieb Elias Oltmanns:
> Hi there,
>
> not being a ConTeXt user myself, I have been advised on the tex-d-l list
> of the German TUG that a certain problem could possibly be solved more
> easily in ConTeXt than in LaTeX. So, here is what I'm trying to achieve:
> The numerous but short footnotes of a document shall be placed in the
> right margin rather than below the main text area. Additionally, though,
> the footnotes should not be placed near the call up (similar to what
> \marginpar does), but type set en bloc at the bottom of the page. In
> other words, the main text area should have fixed margins all round
> across all pages and the footnotes should be printed in a small
> rectangular block beside the main text area such that the height of this
> block varies according to the number of footnotes on the page, but the
> block is always flushed to the bottom of the page. You'll find an ascii
> art illustration below.
>
> Is such a layout feasible in ConTeXt without too much hassle at all?

This is easy:

\setupnote[footnote][location=text]

\setuptexttexts[margin][][{\framed[frame=off,offset=none,align=low,height=\textheight,width=broad]{\placenotes[footnote]}}]

%\showframe

\starttext
text\footnote{one} text\footnote{two} text\footnote{\input tufte\par} text
\stoptext

Wolfgang



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