Have you ever discovered quoted text in a footnote, but can’t find that text in the verse? This happens when the verse text is updated and the footnote is no longer relevant. Have you ever struggled to verify the references cited in a footnote, or had trouble keeping book abbreviations consistent? This article will show you how to make your footnotes in a way that Paratext can help you check them for problems like these.
Quoted Text in a Footnote
Any time you quote words from the translated text in your footnote, you should mark them with the quoted text marker “fq”. This will let Paratext know that the word or phrase is a quotation and the quoted text check will alert you when the verse and footnote no longer match. During the life of a project, it is very common to change the renderings of biblical terms of modify the spellings, causing footnotes to be out of date. Running the Basic Checks on your project will ensure that the quoted text always matches what is in the verse. …