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I have a huge footer in my LaTeX-document (a table I need on each page), but the table is too high to be in the document even though I use \addtolength{\footskip}{-30pt} below that size the footer just seems to grow the wrong way
I am using the package, fancyhdr
How can I fix that?

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In order to accomodate a tall footer you also need to adjust the text height as well. The easiest way to do this is with the geometry package. Here's an example:

\documentclass[letterpaper]{article}
\usepackage{lipsum} % for sample text
\usepackage[textheight=8in,footskip=72pt]{geometry}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\fancyhf{}
\cfoot{\begin{tabular}{p{2in}}This is some \\ text in a table \\ this is a big\\ table\\it has many lines\\it's really really tall\end{tabular}}
\renewcommand{\headrulewidth}{0pt}
\pagestyle{fancy}

\begin{document}

\lipsum

\end{document}
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Thanks for the help. It fixed my problem –  The87Boy Mar 8 '11 at 8:25
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