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When I use the setspace package in an amsart document, the indentation of footnotes is messed up: the first-line indent is lost, with everything pushed to the left.

Sample document:

\documentclass{amsart}
\usepackage{setspace}
\begin{document}
Hello.\footnote{There.}
\end{document}

Compare the placement of the footnote text when the second line is included vs. excluded. This does not occur in the article class, for which the inclusion of setspace appears to make no difference. I experience the issue on both MacTeX (from MacPorts) on Max OS 10.6, and on MikTeX on a Windows XP machine.

How can I keep setspace from messing up the footnote indentation when using amsart?

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setspace redefines \@footnotetext. You could save that command in your own macro and restore it after loading setspace:

\documentclass{amsart}
\makeatletter
\let\std@footnotetext\@footnotetext
\usepackage{setspace}
\let\@footnotetext\std@footnotetext
\makeatother
\begin{document}
Hello.\footnote{There.}
\end{document}

This is a method that can generally be used for such workarounds regarding undesired changes by packages.

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