Virginia Systems Announces a
Footnote/endnote Plug-in
For Adobe® InDesign

April 9, 2001, Midlothian, Virginia. Virginia Systems revealed Sonar Bookends® InFnote, a footnote plug-in for Adobe® InDesign software, the innovative, modern page layout program. Expected to begin shipping before the end of April, Sonar Bookends InFnote is designed to help simplify the creation and management of footnotes and endnotes in a document.

Footnotes, which appear at the bottom of a page, and endnotes, which appear at the end of a document, are linked to their references using a labeling system. Thus, a reference to a footnote can be created long before the actual footnote or endnote has been added. Alternatively, footnotes and endnotes can be created before there are any references to them. All that ultimately matters is that the label on both the note and its reference are the same.

Sonar Bookends InFnote dynamically numbers all footnotes and endnotes. The note numbers have a style sheet applied to them and then the numbers are placed in the appropriate locations in the body of the text and in front of the notes themselves. Sonar Bookends InFnote assigns one style sheet to notes and a different style sheet to note references. This allows the formatting for all occurrences of notes or their references or both to be modified by simply changing the definition of one or both style sheets.

The footnotes and endnotes are also sorted automatically so that their order matches the order of the references in the text. The numbering system for both footnotes and endnotes can be set individually, as well. By default, footnotes use Arabic numbers (1, 2, 3), while endnotes use Roman numerals (i, ii, iii).

Anytime a document is changed, all that is necessary is to tell Sonar Bookends InFnote to update the footnote numbers. In seconds, all of the document's footnote and endnote numbers will be adjusted and the notes sorted as necessary. Even documents consisting of multiple files can be handled by opening all of the files before updating the footnote numbers.

"Sonar Bookends InFnote makes the task of creating and managing footnotes and endnotes in a complex document much easier," said David Evans, Senior Evangelist of Cross Media Publishing, with Adobe Systems Incorporated.

Sonar Bookends InFnote, with a retail price of $195, will be available for both Macintosh and Windows. A free demo can be downloaded from Virginia Systems' web site at Or visit Virginia Systems in the Adobe Solutions Network Pavilion (Booth #2105) at Seybold Boston.

Virginia Systems was founded in 1984 and specializes in document imaging, text retrieval, automatic index-generation, and cross-referencing software.

For further information, contact: Virginia Systems, 5509 West Bay Court, Midlothian, VA 23112-2506, Phone: (804) 739-3200, FAX: (804) 739-8376, Email:, URL:

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