Page footnotes

Page footnotes appear in a single group at the bottom of the page containing the original reference.

By default, the margins for the page footnote region are controlled by the page type in force at the top of a page. The left margin is set to the left-most edge of any data, sidenote or margin rule block in the page type. The right margin is the right-most edge of these blocks, and the bottom margin is the lowest-most edge of these blocks. Use the <note-properties/> directive to instruct TopLeaf to calculate the left, right and bottom margins for the page footnote region from a specific page type.

Page footnote styles are defined using the following mappings:


This mapping controls the appearance of the reference marker in the main text.


This mapping controls the appearance of the footnote label within the footnote.


This mapping that controls the layout of the note content.


This mapping defines an optional separator inserted between body text content and footnote content rendered on the same page.


This mapping defines an optional continuation block inserted immediately above the content of a page footnote that splits across a page boundary.

Double column page footnotes

By default, page footnotes are rendered using the full measure of the page footnote region. Alternatively, you can organize the page footnotes as a double column format within the page footnote region.

Page footnotes are rendered in double column format if either of the following conditions is true:

  • All page types referenced by your style sheet enable double column footnotes;

  • The page page-type defined in the <note-properties/> directive nominates a two column page layout. If this option is chosen, the position and width of each footnote column is determined by the data block left and right margins.