I have a text which has single column titles, 2 column text, and footnotes. I’ve resolved that this is acheived with a single collumn page, with a 2 column sections for the body text. This works great, until I add a another title (new section of 1 column.
When there are no footnotes at the bottom of the section, the new section appears just below the section break, and the 2 column section is balanced in the 2 columns.
However, if there are footnotes appearing on that last page of the 2 column text, the footnotes go to the bottom of the page, and the new title appears on a new page. But the text on the last page of the 2 column section is not balanced. It’s that unbalanced text that is the biggest issue, but also the lack of logical flow (a footnote shouldn’t force a new page.)
The best outcome is that a 'footnotes at bottom of page defaults to ‘bottom of section’ when sections are used, not forcing bottom of page and a page break when a new section is defined.
If treating the bottom of a multipage section for footnotes is unworkable, When footnotes do force a page break like this, 2 column text should balance.