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How to make footnotes' numbers take this form? Preferable by \renewcommand.

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Here is what I'm getting using this code:



Output: enter image description here

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Would you mind being a bit more explicit about what you mean by "this form"? E.g., do you want the footnote numbers to be typeset in a sans-serif font -- and, if so, which sans-serif font? Or is that they're supposed to be quite diminutive? Please advise. – Mico Mar 8 '14 at 20:35
@Mico, I'm just trying to displaying the number as highest as possible like in that snapshot. – dgs Mar 8 '14 at 20:37
The screenshot you've provided would appear to place the footnote number in the standard superscript position (and size). TeX and LaTeX will do so as well -- unless instructed otherwise. Are you maybe loading one or more packages that affect the appearance of footnote materials? If so, please advise. – Mico Mar 8 '14 at 21:07
@Mico, I've edited my post. – dgs Mar 8 '14 at 21:18
I have edited it, too. The MWE can be reduced to the report class with French option in babel. If you take it out, you get a behaviour closer to the one you want. With the clarified question, I hope, an answer will come. – LaRiFaRi Mar 8 '14 at 21:33
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The problem is caused by the French option loaded for the report class or with the package babel. You may switch this behaviour off by adding \frenchbsetup{FrenchFootnotes=false} after the loading of babel. This will result in the more common superscript style.

Other style corrections such as hang or flushed marginals can be done by the package footmisc with its easy to read documentation.

% arara: pdflatex

\documentclass{report} % report as requested
\usepackage[french]{babel} % French language chosen in babel
\frenchbsetup{FrenchFootnotes=false} % This line switches off the french footnote style.
% The rest is just cosmetics to get closer to your picture.
\usepackage{fnpct} % Just a cool package for nice footnotes at colons.
    ,hang % sets the footnote more to the right (left aligned to the line)
    ,flushmargin % reduces the distance between number and footnote
    ]{footmisc} % See the manual of footnote for custom margins a.s.o.

This is a test\footnote{ojndscosdsncsdpn}.

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can you please provide an example using \renewcommand? – dgs Mar 8 '14 at 21:13
Please edit your question and clarify. I don't know, what you really want. Vertical rise of the number, vertical rise of everything, horizontal placement, reduced spaces behind the number? It would be just a guess. And have a look on ctan.org/pkg/footmisc as it provides many solutions already. – LaRiFaRi Mar 8 '14 at 21:18
I've edited my post. – dgs Mar 8 '14 at 21:18
PERFECT! Can you just add a little space between the number and the footnote? – dgs Mar 8 '14 at 21:41
Just play around with the package options of footmisc. Maybe you like one. The documentation is very easy. Or you just switch it off, maybe, the very default is already beautiful enough. – LaRiFaRi Mar 8 '14 at 21:44

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