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How can I have the following "footnote layout"?

Some Text Some Text Some Text Some Text² Some Text 

2 FOOTNOTETEXT FOOTNOTETEXT FOOTNOTETEXT FOOTNOTETEXT FOOTNOTETEXT
  FOOTNOTETEXT FOOTNOTETEXT FOOTNOTETEXT FOOTNOTETEXT FOOTNOTETEXT

My problem is that the footnote text starting with the second line is too far left.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{blindtext}

\begin{document}    
\blindtext\footnote{\blindtext}
\end{document}
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Perhaps the easiest way is using the hang option of the footmisc package; control the separation between margin and text using \footnotemargin:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[hang]{footmisc}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\setlength\footnotemargin{10pt}

\begin{document} 
\null\vfill   % just for the example
\lipsum*[4]Test\footnote{\lipsum[4]}
\end{document}

enter image description here

Here's another option using scrextend (notice that, in this case, the marker is not set as superscript before the footnote text):

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{scrextend}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\deffootnote[10pt]{10pt}{10pt}{\makebox[10pt][l]{\thefootnotemark\hspace{10pt}}}

\begin{document}

\null\vfill
\lipsum*[3]Test\footnote{\lipsum[4]}

\end{document}

enter image description here

  • The second mandatory argument to \deffootnote is the paragraph indent for the footnote text. Did you choose 10pt for this on purpose? The default in the article class seems to be 8.5pt – clemens Aug 6 '13 at 9:42
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    I have used both answers you provided but it doesn't work for me. – esmitex Jun 8 '15 at 17:31
  • Thanks for the pointer, that's a really useful package. Killed three birds with that stone. – E.P. Sep 6 '16 at 14:08
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As a comment to Gonzalo's answer, using \deffootnote of package scrextend, it is possible to make the marker as superscript. Just add \textsuperscript into \deffootnote. Include the following code in the preamble of the document.

\usepackage{scrextend}
\deffootnote[10em]{10em}{1em}{\textsuperscript{\thefootnotemark}\,}

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