The following restrictions apply to footnotes:

  • The default maximum footnote index for both column and page footnotes is 999. Once the maximum is reached the footnote index cycles back to 1. Use the <note-properties/> directive when you need to reset the footnote numbering sequence or redefine the maximum footnote index.

  • Footnotes can not be referenced from within fixed blocks, floats, or any other note type, including another footnote.

  • Footnote mappings should only reference user variables declared within the $document mapping or mappings applied when rendering the same footnote. This restriction also applies when referencing variables from user definable mapping controls. Changing these variables during composition may lead to unpredictable results.

  • The use of table row splitting, breakable boxes, floats or any other note type within a page or column footnote is not supported.