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Can someone point me at the reason for this?

See the reledmac package documentation for explanation.

The reledmac documentation mentions \Xfootnote but doesn't say what it is, where I get it, or what it can do (nor why I can't use \edtext without it).

Mnon-WE:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{reledmac}
\begin{document}
\beginnumbering
\pstart
stuff \edtext{in}{on} my notes
\pend
\endnumbering
\end{document}

I have obviously misunderstood something, but I can't see what.

  • Could the X be a place holder? The documentation also mentions \Afootnote and \Bfootnote. Indeed the example in §13.3 has \Afootnote in it: stuff \edtext{in}{\Afootnote{on}} my notes seems to work. – moewe Jul 20 '18 at 15:52
  • thats is @moewe. I will answer. – Maïeul Jul 20 '18 at 16:53
  • That never dawned on me (not enough covfefe). Thanks for pointing it out. – Peter Flynn Jul 20 '18 at 18:51
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Xfootnote mean... \Afootnote, or \Bfootnote of \Cfootnote etc.

By default, there five level of footnote with reledmac (that is explained in § 6.2 of the handbook).

to associate a footnote to a lemma, reledmac need to determine which level of footnote is concerned.

So

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{reledmac}
\begin{document}
\beginnumbering
\pstart
stuff \edtext{in}{\Afootnote{footnote on level A}\Bfootnote{footnote B}} my notes
\pend
\endnumbering
\end{document}

You can create your own command to call directly one predefined level.

\newcommand{\mynote}[2]{%
  #1%
}{\Bfootnote{#1}}

And then do

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{reledmac}
\begin{document}
\beginnumbering
\pstart
stuff \mynote{in}{on} my notes
\pend
\endnumbering
\end{document}
  • Thank you. Now I just need to learn how to prespecify that \edtext must always use level B — but at least I have had my caffeine now. – Peter Flynn Jul 20 '18 at 18:52
  • cf my complement. But please, validate answer. – Maïeul Jul 20 '18 at 19:52
  • I already did... – Peter Flynn Jul 21 '18 at 23:28
  • no, you vote up, no validate. To validate an answer on the "checkmark". Cf meta.stackexchange.com/a/5235/375021 – Maïeul Jul 22 '18 at 8:15
  • Sorry, finger slippage. – Peter Flynn Jul 23 '18 at 9:06

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