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Writing with Markdown, where to put footnotes.

Most of you pros already know this, but it just struck me watching 0006 | Setting Up a Scholarly Writing Environment With Markdown, VSCodium, and pandoc - YouTube that I've been doing it all wrong.

I've placed my footnotes at the end of the note, below the ## References section. This is a problem with pandoc processing. Footnotes need to be above the label for the citations. A small thing and not a problem if you are not ever going to export a note using pandoc, but if you are an active scientist or academic, you will. I suggest we get in the habit and put footnotes above the citations label.

Even better still, I'm going to get in the habit of placing the footnote in line with the text. Pandoc will move it appropriately on conversion.

Will Simpson
I must keep doing my best even though I'm a failure. My peak cognition is behind me. One day soon I will read my last book, write my last note, eat my last meal, and kiss my sweetie for the last time.


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