Create Footnotes in MarsEdit with AppleScript

Generating HTML footnotes with AppleScript and MarsEdit

A lazy Saturday afternoon seems like a great time to clean out some old Safari bookmarks. In the process I re-stumbled across this trick by Shimone Samuel that uses AppleScript, pre-formatted Markup and placeholders to create footnotes in MarsEdit. (It sounds more complicated that it is.)

I have always used my own pre-formatted markup in MarsEdit to create footnotes but let’s face it, footnotes can be a pain to format and insert. Shimone’s AppleScript addition makes the whole process a bit easier.

If you publish via MarsEdit and use footnotes in your writing, you may want to give this a try.