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Index--the rules are given in Rule 7 Sec. 4. They are specific to indices. The indention and runovers of index entries is specifically laid out. There is no mention of bringing main items to the next page. There is no mention of any other section in this rule. Therefore, let the material fall naturally. There is no need to create cross-reference in the rules where they don't exist.

Graphs--This is the sort of question that needs a print example. That is why there is no rule for it. Each case of this kind must be decidided individually.

Footnotes with punctuation. See Rule 12 Section 1 c. A symbol representing a print reference mark is placed AFTER the puncutuation in the text it refers to. The reference indicator always has a space before and after. This has nothing to do with the lower sign rule you mention because that refers to contractions. A braille reference indicator is not a contraction. The rule about puncutation and spacing takes care of this. Also note that the foodnote indicator itself is composed of lower dots without any contact with an upper dot.

Lists--I would include the reference inside the box that encloses the list because it it part of the lsited material.

Special Symbols--I'm not sure about what you are asking. The rule states that special symbols used through a volume are placed on the special symbols page. Special symbols used infrequently are given at the place where they occur in the form of a transcriber's note. It doesn't matter which symbol it is. Placement of special symbols notice is determined by frequency of use in the current volume, regardless of what symbol it is.