# Single spaced footnotes with bigfoot?

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}


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}


• Thanks! I figured it was something to do with patchcmd, but I was otherwise clueless. Much appreciated! cheers! – Joe Corneli May 25 '13 at 19:09

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:

• Welcome to TeX.SX! Is this an answer or a follow-up-question? – user31729 Nov 4 '14 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 '14 at 16:52