Footnotes Placement

Hello, fellow Obsidian users
I’ve been ironing out some kins in my Obsidian workflow, specifically footnotes and links placement.
I am looking for a way to do something like a footnote, the bottom end of which could be placed anywhere in the text.

Things I have tried

I’d look through the Obsidian forum, community plugins, and help docs. Nothing resembling my use case came up.

What I’m trying to do

Basically, I am looking for a way to do something like this

instead of this


You can just type out the footnote syntax. E.g. if you type “[^1]” in a text, wherever you put “[^1]:” afterwards, that will be the corresponding footnote.

Thanks for the reply @JAndrews2.

Tried that. Edit mode works just fine. But Preview moves the footnote to the end of a note anyway. And it gets re-indexed for some reason.

Edit Mode:

Switching to Preview mode:

Not sure if this is a bug or feature, though.

I have been struggling with this issue lately. In this thread I share my approach to it:

Would like footnotes somewhere other than at the bottom of the note

Hope it helps!

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I was hoping for something more elegant, but this should work too.
@garuntxo, Thanks