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I know the para option of the footmisc package. I also know how to define seperate kinds of footnotes with manyfoot and that this package has the para option as well.

I am looking for a way to combine standard and para footnotes within the same counter in order to swith between them. Why? There is a scientific essay with some long footnotes and a lot of simple page-numbers or "ibd."s.

That is why I am imagining something like:

(1) long footnote long footnotelong footnotelong footnotelong footnotelong footnotelong footnotelong footnotelong footnotelong footnotelong footnotelong footnotelong footnote (Kruger 2011, 65).

(2) Ibd. (3) Ibd. (4) Ibd.

(5) next long footnotenext long footnotenext long footnotenext long footnotenext long footnotenext long footnotenext long footnotenext long footnotenext long footnote.

PS: No, right at this moment it is no option to place the ibd.s in brackets in the main text.

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    The package bigfoot, which is in many ways an improvement of manyfoot, tries to do this automatically for the para option. Unfortunately, it is not perfect. In my opinion, this is a real desideratum for footnotes in LaTeX, but, even more unfortunately, I'm not the person likely to solve this problem... However, your question just shows plain paragraphed footnotes, which is at odds with your question. Should the "(1) ... long footnote." paragraph be changed..?
    – jon
    Commented Feb 3, 2014 at 19:02
  • Thank you, jon, I will give bigfoot a try and then reply (I just edited my example to fit my question).
    – michael
    Commented Feb 3, 2014 at 19:07
  • Yes, bigfoot does what i want, I even found out that I can determine to begin a new paragraph with \footnote+{}. Do you know how to do the opposite, to determine that a note should be set in the same paragraph (instead of beginning a new one)? I did not find this case.
    – michael
    Commented Feb 3, 2014 at 19:50
  • No, I don't think so, which is one reason why it is not ideal. Essentially, it calculates the badness of running things together and comes to its own conclusions, and it is not easy at all to modify its opinions. I wish there were some user-level settings to interact with, but there aren't. (Though I haven't actively used bigfoot recently.)
    – jon
    Commented Feb 3, 2014 at 19:54
  • I share your wish ... Thank you very much, once again. As we just exchanged comments, I don't think there is a way to say "thank you" by accepting your answer or sth. like that?
    – michael
    Commented Feb 3, 2014 at 20:08

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jon showed me the right direction (see comments above): the bigfoot package allows para as option and switches automatically between standard- und para-style footnotes.

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