I have a document which uses the eledpar package to edit parallel texts. On the even pages, I have a original text from an author and on the odd pages I have my commentary of the text. All is synchronized by the eledpar package.

My problem is concerning footnotes. I have very big footnotes on the original text side (even pages). LaTeX automatically splits these footnote on two (or more) consecutive pages. I would like to split these footnote only between even pages. I don't want a footnote about the original text to be split on the commentary side (odd pages).

How can I achieve this?

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    You may want to read through this question: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/36486/… – Reanimation Nov 20 '13 at 23:09
  • Take a look at this answer of mine (it is for even pages): tex.stackexchange.com/a/130249/27635 – karlkoeller Nov 21 '13 at 5:49
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    @karlkoeller This solution does print footnotes only on even pages but doesn't split a big footnote only on even pages (a big footnote started on page 2 will continue on page 3 and not on page 4 which is what I want). – ppr Nov 21 '13 at 15:23
  • @Reanimation THe topic you indicated is not answering to my precise question about splitting. – ppr Nov 21 '13 at 15:25

The new version of eledmac-eledpar 1.19.0-1.13.0, now send on CTAN, fixes this issue.

Basically, you must:

  • set the vertical size allowed to the notes, with \maxhXnotes[<series>]
  • set that you want notes only for right pages, with \onlyside[<series>]{<side}

for example


Read § 4.4 of the new handbook of eledpar for more details.

ps : now, we have an eledmac and an eledpar tag.

  • I add this link (to an article in the author website) for the French speakers who want to know more about this update : geekographie.maieul.net/164 – ppr Jun 16 '15 at 16:14

Actually, there is no way to have any standard split of footnote with eledpar. The split of footnote make page are not synchronous.

I am trying to make a version with not flowing through pages. I could add option for you problem. Please post a message on https://github.com/maieul/ledmac/issues/17.

Please, next time you have a question on eledmac/eledpar, use the ledmac tag. I am looking on the RSS feed on ledmac tag, so I can see your questions.

  • I will post a message on the github thread you indicated (in French). Sorry for the ledmac tag (I also added the eledpar tag). – ppr Nov 26 '13 at 13:43
  • Thanks. In stackexchange, there is only an historical ledmac tag. – Maïeul Nov 26 '13 at 16:16
  • see the conversation on the github page for the end of this problem – Maïeul Nov 26 '13 at 16:17
  • No, there is a correct tag. For the main problem, I hope to finish this problem in autumn... – Maïeul Jul 31 '14 at 9:49

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