# Footnote indentation on first page

Using LyX. While I can remove the indentation of the footnotes on subsequent pages, with \usepackage[flushmargin]{footmisc}, the first footnote---really a thanks---with address information stays indented. Looking for a fix.

MWE:

\documentclass[english]{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[latin9]{inputenc}
\usepackage[flushmargin]{footmisc}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\begin{document}

\title{TITLE}
\author{NAME

\maketitle

Text

\end{document}


Without any additional package, you can try adding these lines in the preamble:

\usepackage{etoolbox}
\makeatletter
\patchcmd{\maketitle}{\@makefntext}{\fakecommand}{}{}
\patchcmd{\maketitle}{\rlap}{\hbox}{}{}
\patchcmd{\@maketitle}{\@author}{\hspace*{5pt}\@author}{}{}
\makeatother


MWE

\documentclass[english]{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[latin9]{inputenc}
\usepackage[flushmargin]{footmisc}
\usepackage[english]{babel}

\usepackage{etoolbox}
\makeatletter
\patchcmd{\maketitle}{\@makefntext}{\fakecommand}{}{}
\patchcmd{\maketitle}{\rlap}{\hbox}{}{}
\patchcmd{\@maketitle}{\@author}{\hspace*{5pt}\@author}{}{}
\makeatother

\begin{document}

\title{TITLE}
\author{NAME
\thanks{very very very very very very very very very very very very very very
very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very
very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very
very very very very very very very very very very very very very long ADDRESS}\\ EMAIL}

\maketitle

Text\footnote{very very very very very very very very very very very very very
very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very
very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very
very very very very very very very very very very very very very very long text}

\end{document}


Output:

## Explanation

The command \maketitle redefines the commands for typesetting the footnote, so we revert this behavior.

We patch (through the command \patchcmd from the etoolbox) the \maketitle command so to not redefine \@makefntext (we let it define a new fake command \@makefntext):

\patchcmd{\maketitle}{\@makefntext}{\fakecommand}{}{}


Also the command \@makefnmark for normal footnotes is defined as

\def\@makefnmark{\hbox{\@textsuperscript{\normalfont\@thefnmark}}}


while \maketitle redefines it as

\def\@makefnmark{\rlap{\@textsuperscript{\normalfont\@thefnmark}}}


As you can see \hbox is replaced by \rlap, so we patch again \maketitle to revert this:

\patchcmd{\maketitle}{\rlap}{\hbox}{}{}


Finally we patch \@maketitle so that the author is printed in the right place (adjust 5pt if it doesn't fit well)

\patchcmd{\@maketitle}{\@author}{\hspace*{5pt}\@author}{}{}


Footnotes in title are typeset differently from footnotes in the main body. To remove indentation of footnotes in the title, one could use the titling package.

# Code

\documentclass[english]{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[latin9]{inputenc}
\usepackage[flushmargin]{footmisc}
\usepackage[english]{babel}

\usepackage{titling}
\setlength{\thanksmarkwidth}{0pt}
\thanksfootextra{\hspace*{-1em}}{}
\setlength{\thanksmargin}{0em}

\begin{document}

\title{TITLE}
\author{NAME
\thanks{Footnote in title Footnote in title Footnote in title Footnote in title Footnote in title Footnote in title Footnote in title Footnote in title Footnote in title Footnote in title Footnote in title}\\ EMAIL}

\maketitle

Text\footnote{Footnote in main body}

\end{document}


# Output

• This works, now that my thanks goes to the second line it is off to the left. Is it possible to adjust this code to make the entire paragraph aligned? Jan 12 '14 at 6:55
• @ChrisJ: Does the updated answer address the alignment problem? I added \setlength{\thanksmargin}{0em} to justify the second and subsequent lines of the texts in \thanks. Jan 12 '14 at 7:02
• Unfortunately it does not, the second line of my thank you is to the left of the first line by a half cm or so. Jan 12 '14 at 7:30
• @ChrisJ: That's strange. Would \setlength{\thanksmargin}{-\thanksmarkwidth} work? If not, could you update your MWE to show the problem? Jan 12 '14 at 8:21