TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of TeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt, and related typesetting systems. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

The footmisc package is quite useful for changing the layout/style of a footnote text itself. Eg:


However, how do you change the size of the footnote number/counter (not in the body of your document, but in the footnote itself). I don't see any reference to this in the footmisc package.


share|improve this question
up vote 5 down vote accepted

One possibility is to redefine \@makefntext:

    \long\def\@makefntext#1{\parindent 1em\noindent


enter image description here

share|improve this answer
However, this now undoes the \renewcommand\footnotelayout{\scriptsize} command :) – JMH Aug 5 '12 at 7:44
This will fix that problem FYI: \makeatletter \long\def\@makefntext#1{\parindent 1em\noindent \footnotelayout \scriptsize \hb@xt@0.8em{% \hss\@textsuperscript{\tiny\@thefnmark}}#1}% \makeatother – JMH Aug 5 '12 at 7:48

Your Answer


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.