What's an ideal font size for footnotes and is there any reason the footnote font needs to be smaller?
For a footnote, for it to be used in-text, the writer found some content necessary to include with the manuscript, however less initially important than the main copy. Therefore, it is necessary for the main copy to have more hierarchy than the footnote. Front matter, or preliminaries, is the first section of a book, and is usually the smallest section in terms of the number of pages. Each page is counted, but no folio or page number is expressed, or printed, on either display pages or blank pages.