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#1 Leslie1899

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 07:22 AM

I can't believe I'm the only one dismayed by the user's continued inability to format footnotes in TMG reports.  I've asked for this since v6.  If you have a report with hundreds or thousands of footnotes, you don't want them deeply indented OR in the same point size as the main report.  This is basic stuff. There's got to be a solution to this issue.  I bought v8 and never used it even once because of this issue.  I've now downloaded a trial of v9 and am finding the same problem.  


I also use WordPerfect, but find no difference in the "new" report writer - not in v8 or v9.  Please explain.  


#2 TPG

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 08:36 AM

I'm not sure that I understand your problem.  If you are outputting a report to WordPerfect, you have control over the formatting of footnotes within WordPerfect.  In WordPefect, click on format/styles.  If you have generated footnotes, click on the footnote style, and then edit.  You can then create whatever style suits you for your footnotes.


But, perhaps I am misunderstanding you?

#3 Terry Reigel

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 02:43 PM

While I agree that the ability to control the font size in footnotes/endnotes would be helpful, I don't think that's adequate - I also want my endnotes in double columns. I don't expect TMG to be able to do that. So I do it with a macro in Word - it sets the endnotes to double columns, adjusts the font size and the size of the continuation marks, sets the footer as I want it, as well as a few other formatting changes. There is an article on my website (link below) on how to do that, and you can even download my macro if you like what it does.

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