Org-capture appends its notes to the bottom of my notes.org file. But this places them below the
* Footnotes headline, which is problematic. Is there some way to configure
org-capture so new notes are sent above the
* Footnotes headline?
The best option here would be to configure your capture templates to add entries under a certain heading (e.g Tasks or Notes). That way the other content of the target file is not affected. See the examples in the Org manual:
("t" "Todo" entry (file+headline "~/org/gtd.org" "Tasks") "* TODO %?\n %i\n %a")
Another option would be to customize
org-reverse-note-order so that new entries are added at the top of the file rather than the end.