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ASTERISK, DAGGER

Use asterisk [ * ], dagger [ † ], double dagger [ ‡ ], and section mark [ § ], in that order, for footnotes.

These marks, in text, follow all marks of punctuation except the dash or sometimes the parenthesis.

Regardless of where the asterisk falls on the page, the footnote, with rare exceptions, should go at the bottom of the last column of text.

Try to avoid using an asterisk or a footnote in the first or last column of an article.

Editor's, author's, and photographer's notes are not cued to an asterisk in the text.

See also FOOTNOTES, and AUTHOR AND PHOTOGRAPHER NOTE.