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I am trying to use the twocolumn option from memoir but it is also formatting the footnotes into two columns.

\documentclass[12pt,twocolumn]{memoir}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\begin{document}
\chapter{The Example}
Some simple text\footnote{\lipsum[2]}
\lipsum[2-3]
\end{document}

I want the footnotes to span the bottom of the page, similar to how it looks if I use the multicol package:

\documentclass[12pt]{memoir}
\usepackage{multicol}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\begin{document}
\chapter{The Example}
\begin{multicols}{2}
Some simple text\footnote{\lipsum[2]}
\lipsum[2-3]
\end{multicols}
\end{document}

But I'd rather not use the multicol package here, unless it is the correct thing to do (I'd have to manually wrap each chapter in a \begin{multicols} block and use what I learned from this question to mimic the margins.) Is it possible to make footnotes in twocolumn mode span the entire page?

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  • You could probably do it with the float package, but it would be a lot of work to set it up. Commented Mar 20, 2014 at 14:03
  • Yeah, I think the best is to turn off twocolumn, adjust the margins as required, and use multicols. It gets what I want.
    – bombcar
    Commented Mar 20, 2014 at 16:24

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It has been over 5 years since you asked this question and I still have not found a solution which spans the entire text width with multiple columns, but Frank Mittelbach just released the ftnright.sty package which places all footnotes at the bottom of the right column to at least avoid the "different height footnotes on the same page" abomination.

\usepackage{ftnright}
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    Thank you so much! Now all I have to do is remember what I was working on five years ago ...
    – bombcar
    Commented Nov 12, 2019 at 20:22
  • @bombcar, have you got solution for span footnotes across the mutiple columns? if yes can you post the answer if possible?, so that i can refer you answer, i am also facing issue to print the span footnotes across the columns
    – pdy-ind
    Commented Nov 26, 2021 at 7:27
  • It's been seven years and I can't even find the project. I suspect I gave up on two column and went with a large margin instead.
    – bombcar
    Commented Nov 26, 2021 at 15:55

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