## LaTeX forum ⇒ Page Layout ⇒ Reledmac: Seperating notes from main text in the source code?

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wednesday
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### Reledmac: Seperating notes from main text in the source code?

Hello List,

I'm using Reledmac to footnote a text; mainly using the familiar notes feature.

Is there a convenient way to separate the foot note text from the main text (in the source code)?

I ask because embedding lots of notes within the main text essentially makes the main text unreadable (in the source code). This makes it kinda difficult to edit/maintain both the main text and the notes text.

Any thoughts/alternative experience appreciated...

wednesday
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Another question, again for reledmac; is there a way to refer to a familiar foot note number from within another familiar foot note?

E.g.,

11 foot note number one; just some text.

maieul
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These is not a lot of reledmac users, and, personnaly, I will suggest to ask on https://tex.stackexchange.com/, as I read all question of this forum about reledmac.

1. For you firts question, there is no direct way provided in reledmac (as in standard LaTeX). However, what is possible is to do somethink like this


But I am not sure that is a so much good idea to separate text from footnote. It will be create more confusion, if you have a lot of footnote.

You should better use good practicis for writing your code.

For example

[code]
A\footnoteA{%
The texte of the footnote.}
and them the main text is continuing
[\code]

2. You can use crossref mechanism with reledmac familair footnote. You put a \label in the footnote to be refered, and a \ref in the refering footnote.
Please forgive me for English : I'm french.
http://geekographie.maieul.net

wednesday
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Thanks Maieul; appreciated.