I'm generating html code that I convert to .mobi format using Calibre. I have implemented endnotes with backlinks as follows:


this is some text <a id="footnote1" href='footnotes/1.html'>[1]</a>


Here is a footnote <a href="text.html#footnote1>[..]</a>

For Calibre's HTML to .mobi conversion, what HTML code should I write to use in-line footnotes instead of endnotes?


  • Is there a reason every footnote is in its own separate file? Why not have all footnotes in a single file and link to the footnote like this: href='fnfile.html#fn1'? – Bulrush Apr 21 '16 at 18:21
  • i'll consider it thanks. do you know how to display inline footnotes? – Walrus the Cat Apr 22 '16 at 21:52
  • Sorry I do not use Calibre. I write in MultiMarkdown and convert that to an EPUB. – Bulrush Apr 23 '16 at 11:42
  • can you link a guide? – Walrus the Cat Apr 23 '16 at 18:01
  • This is a real quick inline footnote how-to. pastebin.com/CvNxSJer. Once you click on the footnote in the text, it will take you to the footnote itself. Hit the browser BACK button to go back to the actual text you were reading. – Bulrush Apr 25 '16 at 11:10

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