Strange behaviour of tab space in endnotes/footnotes

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Strange behaviour of tab space in endnotes/footnotes

Postby Ole » 20 Apr 2017, 04:07

I am working on a project where the author wants notes 1-9 to be moved one character space to the right as illustrated in the image. (It is quite common in academic publications.) I have set the notes to use tab space after the note number, but when I add a half gefirt (\e) in front of numbers 1-9, the tab space is moved with it. It looks like the notes feature in Xpress translates the tab space into a fixed space between the number and the text instead of it being a true tab space?

How do I go about getting the look I need, without the extra indent of the text in note 9?
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Re: Strange behaviour of tab space in endnotes/footnotes

Postby Matthias Guenther (Quark) » 20 Apr 2017, 04:42

Hi Ole,

no need to add any extra space in front of the single digits (like 9). Just go to your numbering style and specify the numbers as right aligned and QuarkXPress will do that automatically for you.

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Re: Strange behaviour of tab space in endnotes/footnotes

Postby Ole » 20 Apr 2017, 04:56

Thanks for the quick reply, but have you tried it? It doesn't change anything in my layout.
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Re: Strange behaviour of tab space in endnotes/footnotes

Postby Matthias Guenther (Quark) » 20 Apr 2017, 05:41

Hi Ole,

are you using QuarkXPress 2016 or which version please?

Quickly tried and turned on invisibles (so the gray boxes show the automatically created numbers).

Left aligned:
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Right aligned:
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Re: Strange behaviour of tab space in endnotes/footnotes

Postby Ole » 20 Apr 2017, 05:50

I am using the latest version of Xpress 2016.

Have you tried this with footnotes/endnotes or have you just created a numbered list? The latter is no problem.
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Re: Strange behaviour of tab space in endnotes/footnotes

Postby Matthias Guenther (Quark) » 20 Apr 2017, 06:02

Hi Ole,

duh, I totally overread the headline, didn't try it in footnotes. Sorry.

Yes, we seem to have a limitation there. Let me check with the team.

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