1.9. Foot Notes

Numbered footnotes can be written with [#]_, [*]_ or [#TEXT]_

1.9.1. Example ` Numbered Footnotes

This is how we write in reStructuredText

Numbered footnotes:

  - Numbered 1 [#]_         (will refer to first footnote)
  - Numbered 2 [#]_         (will refer to second footnote)
  - Numbered 3 [#EXPLICIT]_ (will explicitly refer to third footnote)
  - Numbered 4 [#EXPLICIT]_ (will also explicitly refer to third footnote)

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.. [#] Numbered 1
.. [#] Numbered 2
.. [#EXPLICIT] Numbered 2

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Numbered footnotes:

  • Numbered 1 [1] (will refer to first footnote)
  • Numbered 2 [2] (will refer to second footnote)
  • Numbered 3 [3] (will explicitly refer to third footnote)
  • Numbered 4 [3] (will also explicitly refer to third footnote)

[1]Numbered 1
[2]Numbered 2
[3](1, 2) Numbered 2

1.9.2. Example ` Footnotes with symbols

HTML based output can show footnotes with symbols also. But, in non`html layouts, the footnote`references translate to numbers only.

This is how we write in reStructuredText

Footnotes with symbols

   - Text for symbol 1 [*]_,
   - Text for symbol 2 [*]_,
   - Text for symbol 3 [*]_,
   - Text for symbol 4 [*]_,
   - Text for symbol 5 [*]_, etc.

.. [*] Footnote for symbol 1
.. [*] Footnote for symbol 2
.. [*] Footnote for symbol 3
.. [*] Footnote for symbol 4
.. [*] Footnote for symbol 5

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Footnotes with symbols

  • Text for symbol 1 [*],
  • Text for symbol 2 [†],
  • Text for symbol 3 [‡],
  • Text for symbol 4 [§],
  • Text for symbol 5 [¶], etc.
[*]Footnote for symbol 1
[†]Footnote for symbol 2
[‡]Footnote for symbol 3
[§]Footnote for symbol 4
[¶]Footnote for symbol 5

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