# Custom footnote breaks

Does anybody have an idea how I could get custom footnote breaks like "if the footnote is longer than x lines, then break it to the next page"?

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Welcome to TeX.sx! – Martin Scharrer Jul 5 '11 at 13:15

I don't know any way to do it on footnote base. But you can set the maximum height the footnotes can ocupy on the page:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}
abc\footnote{\lipsum[1-3]}

\newpage
\dimen\footins=8\baselineskip\relax
abc\footnote{\lipsum[1-3]}

\newpage abc\newpage
\dimen\footins=20\baselineskip\relax
abc\footnote{\lipsum[1-3]}

\end{document}

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Thanks Ulrike, something like this was exactly what I am looking for. – DanS Jul 8 '11 at 12:27