Changes to Footnotes in Galbraith and Graham Themes

We have recently made a small change in the Galbraith and Graham themes that may increase your page count if you have a long book with lots of footnotes. We have slightly altered the footnote spacing in order to give the text more room, particularly next to page footers, and while we have minimized the potential impact, a small handful of books may be affected. If you have noticed a change in your page count and need to reset your footnotes to their original position, follow the steps below, but note that this will change their appearance in relation to the footer.

  1. Apply the custom CSS theme (if you haven’t already) and inherit your baseline theme for PDF, ebook and web (full instructions here)
  2. Go to “Edit CSS” and make sure you’re in the PDF stylesheet (indicated at the top of the page)
  3. Use the find function to locate this section (look for .footnote):
.footnote {
 color: inherit;
 font-family: "Crimson Text", "Baskerville", "Times", serif;
 font-size: 0.7em;
 text-align: left;
 font-weight: normal;
 font-style: none;
 font-variant: normal;
 text-transform: none;
 letter-spacing: none;
 word-spacing: none;
 display: none;
 display: footnote;
 display: prince-footnote;
 position: footnote;
 counter-increment: footnote;
 footnote-style-position: outside;
 margin-left: 0;
 line-height: 1.4;
 text-indent: 0em;
 text-align: left;
 padding-bottom: 0.4em; }
  1. Delete the bolded text (but make sure you keep the closing bracket!!).
  2. Save and export to see your changes.

This will compress your footnotes back to their original size on the page and your PDF should return to its original page count. The footnotes will sit close to the footer, and if you don’t like how they appear, you will need to reduce the bottom margin on the footer to address this. For more information on how to do so, please contact us.

If you have any trouble implementing this fix, or any questions in general, please don’t hesitate to contact us at support@pressbooks.com.

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