4.15 Footnotes and notes
Footnotes and notes may be used as indicated below.
4.15.1 Footnotes to text
Footnotes may be used to
convey additional information that is not properly a part of the text. A
footnote to the text shall be placed at the bottom of the page containing the
reference to it. Footnotes shall be consecutively numbered throughout
the specification with Arabic numerals.
4.15.2 Footnotes to tables
Footnotes shall be numbered
separately for each table as they appear in the table. Footnote numbers
or symbols shall be placed immediately following a word and preceding a
numeric value requiring the footnote. Numbered footnotes shall be listed
in order immediately below the table. When numbered footnotes may lead
to ambiguity (for example, in connection with a chemical formula), superscript
letters, daggers, and other symbols may be used.
4.15.3 Notes to
Notes to figures are numbered separately from textual
footnotes within the document. Drafting or dimensional notes shall be
numbered consecutively and placed below the figure and above the title. The
word “NOTES:” shall be placed below the figure at the left margin of the
figure followed by the explanatory information in Arabic numeral sequence
under “NOTES.” For example:
1. Dimensions are in millimeters.
2. Inch-pound equivalents are
given for information only.”