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I am attaching an image of the footnote page, It uses up lot of vertical space. I want to appear this at the bottom either in itemized format or two / three columns format. Two to three columns would be ideal because of better readability.

Thanks for your help footnote

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Does tex.stackexchange.com/questions/8174/… help? –  doncherry Feb 29 '12 at 18:04
    
Would typesetting the footnotes in a single paragraph be an option for you? –  Thorsten Donig Feb 29 '12 at 18:31
    
the solutions given in the above post did not work for me. I have footnotes at many places in the document and when I put entire document in sideways environment it started giving error on the line where my tables start. Once I took the sideways environment out my document worked fine. dblfnote works fine but gave two columns. I wish there is away to change number of columns on dblfnote –  Aku Feb 29 '12 at 18:32
    
@Thorsten - yes that can be an option. –  Aku Feb 29 '12 at 18:35
    
Hi. Can you give some more details about your engine? What package do you use to typeset hindi (if I'm not mistaken about the language...). you might also check on bidi. –  Hasan Zakeri Feb 29 '12 at 18:36
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If paragraph footnotes are fine, you can do:

\documentclass{article}
% \usepackage{bigfoot}
% \DeclareNewFootnote[para]{default}

% Or:
\usepackage[para]{footmisc}%

\newcommand{\parafn}{Text.\footnote{Footnote text}} %

\begin{document}

\parafn

\parafn

\parafn

\end{document}

The memoir class also has very customizable footnotes, including a \paragraphfootnotes command.

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\newcommand{\parafn}{Text.\footnote{Footnote text}} % I am getting error here. That does not appear to be valid syntax for newcommand. –  Aku Feb 29 '12 at 19:20
    
The command is fine as is; please describe the error you are seeing. (And did you run the example file I gave you, or are you putting it into a different file?) –  jon Feb 29 '12 at 19:46
    
your example worked great, I just change the newcommand to this \newcommand{\fnote}[1]{\footnote{#1}} and wherever I want to use I just type \fnote{desired footnote text} –  Aku Mar 1 '12 at 16:29
    
@Aku -- Great. (And of course you could still use \footnote if you wanted --- depends on how good you editor handles syntax highlighting. I usually only make up new names when I have more than one layer of footnotes. Here I was just doing it to simplify the creation of the example document) –  jon Mar 2 '12 at 14:50
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