# Multiple footnotes in minipage - how to typeset as paragraph ?

I have a table in a minipage with multiple, short footnotes. These are typeset one per line. However, I would like to have these in 'paragraph' mode to save space. I have tried \usepackage[para]{footmisc} but it does not seem to do anything. Is there a way to do this?

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[para]{footmisc}
\usepackage{booktabs}
\begin{document}
\renewcommand{\footnoterule}{\vspace{-2pt}}
\begin{table}
\caption{My caption}
\begin{minipage}{\textwidth}
\begin{tabular}{ll}
\toprule
A & B \\
\midrule
test\footnote[1]{note1} & text \\
test\footnote[2]{note2} & text\footnote[3]{note3} \\
\bottomrule
\end{tabular}
\end{minipage}
\end{table}
\end{document}

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use package threeparttablex

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[para]{threeparttablex}
\begin{document}

\begin{table}
\begin{threeparttable}
\caption{foo}
\begin{tabular}{ccl}
foo\tnote{a} & bar\tnote{b} & baz and so on with text in this column\\
foobar       & barfoo       & foobaz\tnote{c}
\end{tabular}
\par\medskip
\footnoterule
\begin{tablenotes}
\item [a] first note
\item [b] second note
\item [c] the third note
\end{tablenotes}
\end{threeparttable}
\end{table}

\end{document}

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beautiful; thank you! I was not aware of either threeparttable or threeparttablex. – prettygully Jun 7 '11 at 22:54