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I was able to find how to do three column layout of main text, for example using.

\documentclass[12pt]{book}
\usepackage[paperwidth=12.9in, paperheight=9.9in]{geometry}
\usepackage{multicol}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\begin{document}
\begin{multicols}{3}
\blindtext
\footnote{\blindtext}
\blindtext
\footnote{\blindtext}
\end{multicols}
\end{document}

Following the advice in Is a three-column footnote layout possible? I can also make 3 column footnotes.

\documentclass[12pt]{book}
\usepackage[paperwidth=12.9in, paperheight=9.9in]{geometry}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage{ledmac}
\footthreecolX{A}
\let\footnote\footnoteA
\begin{document}
\blindtext
\footnote{\blindtext}
\blindtext
\footnote{\blindtext}
\end{document}

But combining those never worked for me. How should I do it? In this example, it seems to try to fit the footnotes into the first third of each coumn. Result=crap.

\documentclass[12pt]{book}
\usepackage[paperwidth=12.9in, paperheight=9.9in]{geometry}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage{ledmac}
\usepackage{multicol}
\footthreecolX{A}
\let\footnote\footnoteA
\begin{document}
\begin{multicols}{3}
\blindtext
\footnote{\blindtext}
\blindtext
\footnote{\blindtext}
\end{multicols}
\end{document}

In the end, I'd like to be able to typeset a text like this:

Image

  • 1
    Welcome to TeX.SX! Can you combine the linked post into a compilable minimal working example (MWE)? It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. – Johannes_B Jun 16 '14 at 20:57
  • I added compilable examples. – user1747134 Jun 17 '14 at 9:05

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