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Mike C

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How to get footnotes/endnotes to "pop up"
Posted: Jul 5, 2017 4:02 PM
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I have a trivia book with 300 endnotes.

When the reader clicks on an endnote it takes them to the back of the book and then they have to click on it from there to get back to the main text where they were.

I wsa reading a book the other day and when I clicked on those footnotes/endnotes the text of the note just popped up on the bottom of the page (much more convenient).

How do I get my notes to do that?

Thanks!
senatormark4

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Re: How to get footnotes/endnotes to "pop up"
Posted: Jul 14, 2017 11:38 AM   in response to: Mike C in response to: Mike C
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I have the same question.

The book I noted this pop-up footnote in was "Great Chain of Numbers: A Guide to Smart Contracts, Smart Property..." by Tim Swanson.

I want this capability BAD! It is so much more user friendly.

Please?
booknookbiz

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Re: How to get footnotes/endnotes to "pop up"
Posted: Jul 16, 2017 1:27 AM   in response to: Mike C in response to: Mike C
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Mike C wrote:
I have a trivia book with 300 endnotes.

When the reader clicks on an endnote it takes them to the back of the book and then they have to click on it from there to get back to the main text where they were.

I wsa reading a book the other day and when I clicked on those footnotes/endnotes the text of the note just popped up on the bottom of the page (much more convenient).

How do I get my notes to do that?

Thanks!


It's just regular footnote coding. We've done any number of them. The functionality is only available, right now, on the Paperwhite/eInk family of KF8 devices. If you're expecting to see it someplace else, you shan't.

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Notjohn

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Re: How to get footnotes/endnotes to "pop up"
Posted: Jul 16, 2017 2:17 AM   in response to: booknookbiz in response to: booknookbiz
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For the first time ever, I saw pop-up footnotes on my Fire tablet as I was reading A Peace To End All Peace (not a KDP book). It took a keen eye to spot the single asterisk for the first one in a chapter, but when I tapped on it, behold! I was very impressed. (The endnotes however were normal superscript numerals and took one to the back of the book.) So the Fire at least is able to display them.

I will download the book to my K3 Keyboard and see what happens there.

Good luck! -- NJ

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peterspenser

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Re: How to get footnotes/endnotes to "pop up"
Posted: Jul 16, 2017 9:41 AM   in response to: Mike C in response to: Mike C
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Mike C wrote:
I have a trivia book with 300 endnotes.

When the reader clicks on an endnote it takes them to the back of the book and then they have to click on it from there to get back to the main text where they were.

I wsa reading a book the other day and when I clicked on those footnotes/endnotes the text of the note just popped up on the bottom of the page (much more convenient).

How do I get my notes to do that?

Thanks!

Pop-up notes are a standard feature of EPUB3, which KDP will generally upload and convert correctly. If you, or your formatter, can create an EPUB3 book wth that feature in it, test it using the Kindle Previewer 3 app to see if it works. If it does, there's the answer to your problem.

Notjohn

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Re: How to get footnotes/endnotes to "pop up"
Posted: Jul 16, 2017 4:42 PM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
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I will download the book to my K3 Keyboard and see what happens there.

Okay, there's no pop-up. Clicking on the asterisk just brings up a new page with the footnote displayed. One returns to the text by clicking on the asterisk that begins the footnote.

Good luck! -- NJ

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senatormark4

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Re: How to get footnotes/endnotes to "pop up"
Posted: Jul 27, 2017 5:40 PM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
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NotJohn,

When I look at "Great Chain of Numbers: A Guide to Smartcontracts..." I do see the functionality that you described, but that is not what got me to request info on it.

There are some page displays, but footnote "274" actually pops up only on the bottom part of the screen. I don't think this is just another page because I guess I wouldn't know how to control page size.

Am I conFused?

thanks so much

PS. Your books are teh BEST!
Notjohn

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Re: How to get footnotes/endnotes to "pop up"
Posted: Jul 28, 2017 1:53 AM   in response to: senatormark4 in response to: senatormark4
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Yes, that's what I saw with A Peace To End All Peace. On other books now, on my Fire tablet, I get a new page with the single footnote on it, and I must tap on the (TINY) asterisk to get me back to text. (In the old days, say back in June, I was taken not to a separate page but to a page full of footnotes, just as if I had turned to the endnotes in a print edition.)

I don't think this is something you can battle with. Hitch said it was only PaperWhite; I found that it had suddenly, in one book, extended itself to my Fire tablet, which is about a year old. I have given my K3 Keyboard away, so I can't test it there.

Good luck! -- NJ

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