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Deduping

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References/Prerequisites

In some Bible translations, the same footnote text might appear two or more times on the same page. In some translations, the removal of the duplicate note(s) is a requirement; in others, it is left to the discretion of the licensee. Specifications and lists of duplicate notes for each Bible translation that Scribe manages are available on Scribe’s Bible Sites.

When deduping, the same reference symbol needs to be used for these multiple instances. The note itself may only appear once per page.

Planning and Approach

Handle the deduping as you are typesetting, but only perform the actions after all of the content preceding the page has been set. This includes the placement of sidebars, tables, and images.

Move the text box down on the page if deleting the note will cause you to lose a line. Because deduping involves the removal of content in a file and is dependent on which page the text appears on, avoiding reflow is of paramount importance.

If there are three duplicates on a page, include the third note in this process.

Procedure for Manually Placed Footnotes

1. Match the first sigla.

Change the letter of the second fnref in the text to match that of the first.

2. Renumber/reletter subsequent sigla.

Renumber/reletter all of the note references that follow the first changed fnref on the page.

3. Adjust the verse number in the footnote.

Cut the verse number from the beginning of the second footnote and paste it after the verse number for the first note. Separate the verse numbers with a comma with no space.

4. Delete the second note in the footnotes box.

5. Renumber/reletter the remaining notes.

Procedure for Automated Footnotes

1. Adjust the verse number in the footnote.

Cut the verse number from the beginning of the second footnote and paste it after the verse number for the first note. Separate the verse numbers with a comma with no space.

2. Match the first sigla.

Remove the auto-generated fnref for the second footnote from the text. Replace it with the literal character that matches the sigla for the first footnote.

Note: Removing the auto-generated fnref will also remove the footnote text and renumber subsequent footnotes in the file.