I have a page built in latex that has a footnote. I am not happy with the distance from the bottom to the footnote: it is too large. I want to have a bigger place to write, so I want the footnote to be close to the bottom.

Also, I want to do this "manually", similar to the way that I did with the top distance:



  • Welcome to TeX.SX! You can have a look on our starter guide to familiarize yourself further with our format. Have you thought about using the geometry pacakge?
    – cmhughes
    Sep 24, 2013 at 19:18
  • Looking for something like \addtolength{\textheight}{15pt}? Sep 24, 2013 at 19:19
  • @karkoeller yes, similar also to \addtolength{\topmargin}{-.875in} which works Sep 24, 2013 at 19:19
  • @cmhughes I tried it but it messed up my design (I started from a template I liked). This is why I am trying to do similar to the {topmargin} approach. Sep 24, 2013 at 19:21
  • @karlkoeller I though you said that the solution would be simiar to {\addtolength{\textheight}{15pt}} not that this is your solution. I tried it, and it works. Thank you very much. I spent more than 2 hours on this. You should post an "answer post" to make this question have a clear answear. Sep 24, 2013 at 19:24

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If for any reason you don't want to use the geometry package, something like


should do what you want.

Increase (or decrease) the 15pt value to meet your needs.

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