Footnote formatting questions

I am just getting started with Scrivener and am finding it to be the best thing since sliced bread. :smiley:

I am in the process of setting up my own project template with several custom compile presets so that I can have something approximating one-click export with a minimum of post-compile futzing in Word. (Indeed, if it weren’t for footnotes, I’d be inclined to skip Word altogether and go straight to PDF).

So I have two questions:

  1. I would like to have single-spaced footnotes with double-spacing (i.e. extra padding) between them. Although I can set the footnote font and size, none of the other formatting options are available. Is there a reason for this? As a work-around, I tried to manually insert a line break at the end of each footnote, but those get stripped out in compile. Are there any other options? (Spacing between footnotes seems like a fairly standard convention, at least in academic work).

  2. Is there any way within Scrivener to restart footnote numbering at designated places–e.g., for each chapter folder? I see that there’s an option to restart numbering at each page. Is there a reason that chapters couldn’t be handled in a similar way? I did find a placeholder tag to restart numbering (for any item), which I thought might be promising, but I couldn’t find a place to insert it where this would work.

As I say, I know I can fix these things in Word if needed, but I am aiming to minimize time spent in Word-futzing and all its associated annoyances.