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Can I make footnotes single spaced with bigfoot? According to this answer, setspace shouldn't affect footnotes -- which is true, as long as I don't use bigfoot.

MNWE (modified version of this):

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[
  paperwidth=.5\textwidth,
  paperheight=12\baselineskip,
  margin=5pt,
  bottom=1.5cm]{geometry}

\usepackage[doublespacing]{setspace}

\usepackage[dont-mess-around]{fnpct}[2012/07/07] 
\usepackage{bigfoot}

\DeclareNewFootnote[para]{R}[Roman]
\DeclareNewFootnote[para]{N}

\begin{document}
First sentence.\footnoteR{Here is the first footnote, which gives lots of details that you may or may not find interesting.}\footnoteR{Here is another footnote.}%
And another.
\end{document}

2 Answers 2

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You have to do a similar patch as setspace does to the \@footnotetext command.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[
  paperwidth=.5\textwidth,
  paperheight=14\baselineskip,
  margin=5pt,
  bottom=1.5cm]{geometry}

\usepackage[doublespacing]{setspace}
\usepackage{xpatch}

\usepackage[dont-mess-around]{fnpct}[2012/07/07] 
\usepackage{bigfoot}

\makeatletter
\patchcmd{\@makefnstartbox}
  {\reset@font}
  {\def\baselinestretch {\setspace@singlespace}\reset@font}
  {}{}
\makeatother

\DeclareNewFootnote[para]{R}[Roman]
\DeclareNewFootnote[para]{N}

\begin{document}

First sentence.\footnoteR{Here is the first footnote, which gives 
lots of details that you may or may not find interesting.}
And another,\footnoteN{Here is another footnote.} with some text 
to see if doublespacing is really in force.

\end{document}

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  • Thanks! I figured it was something to do with patchcmd, but I was otherwise clueless. Much appreciated! cheers! May 25, 2013 at 19:09
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With bigfoot 2.0 and the extended main text (and required additional page dimension) from the accepted answer but otherwise the document from the question, I get:

this output.

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  • Welcome to TeX.SX! Is this an answer or a follow-up-question?
    – user31729
    Nov 4, 2014 at 15:10
  • @ChristianHupfer -- It is an answer (though it'd be better if it contained an MWE). bigfoot 2.0 was just released yesterday; it promises to contain many fixes to long-standing problems. I assume this is one of them, although it is not immediately clear from the documentation.
    – jon
    Nov 4, 2014 at 16:52

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