I'm in the middle of proofreading TeX source for a book, and have found a couple of places where a stray space has slipped through before a footnote mark. Is there any automated way of scanning TeX source to detect this?
If you're running linux or OSX or cygwin under Windows, you can use
in a terminal. This command outputs each line of file
The answer depends whether you are proofreading the PDF or the *.tex source. While there may be a possibility to search via »regular expressions« through a PDF looking for footnote numbers, I have no idea how to do that.
But for the *.tex source in the editor there should be a very easy solution: All editors I know provide a funcitionality called »search and replace«. You just have to search for
Edit: As serveral comments demand to be as precise as possible, I admit that this would be usefull. So I correct: "