Take the 2-minute tour ×
TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of TeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt, and related typesetting systems. It's 100% free, no registration required.

In a text I am writing I have a couple of quite long footnotes which start on one page and continue on the next one. In order to comply with style requirements the line separating the body text and the footnotes has to extend over the full width of the text if such a footnote begins there (and does not end on this page). Is there a way (e.g. package with this kind of option) to achieve this?

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

up vote 4 down vote accepted

Use the footmisc package and its splitrule option.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[splitrule]{footmisc}

\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}

\lipsum*[1]\footnote{\lipsum*[2]}

\lipsum*[3]\footnote{\lipsum[4-6]\lipsum*[7]}

\end{document}

enter image description here

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.