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Document 187

How to create a short version of a section heading

Version: 2.5 - Scientific WorkPlace & Scientific Word

Certain public domain styles cannot handle footnotes and \newline commands in section headings or titles. The TeX macros that deal with the generation of a table of contents, headers and footers try to incorporate these commands and the results can be unpredictable. If you need to insert a \newline command or a footnote in a section heading or title, create two versions of the heading or title, a long version that contains the command or footnote and a short version that doesn't. The TeX macros ignore the long version, but use the short version to create the table of contents, headers and footers. Here's what to do:

  1. Create the section heading or title but don't include any footnotes or \newline commands.

  2. Duplicate the heading or title within square brackets at the start of the heading line. This bracketed version is the short version.

  3. Place the insertion point in the unbracketed version of the section heading or title where you want the footnote to appear or the \newline command to take effect.

  4. Enter the footnote or \newline command.

    Thus, a long heading with a \newline command might look like this in print:

This is a Long Heading with a Newline Command

to Break it

Revised 05/15/96

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