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I've been experimenting with the features provided by eplain and for the most part, I quite like them. I'm confused about one thing though. I don't seem to be able to adjust the inter-line space in the foonote section at the bottom of a page, when using eplain's footnotes.

For example:

\input eplain
\everyfootnote={\sevenrm}

This is some text. It contains a footnote\numberedfootnote{Nothing really to say.}.
This is yet more text. It contains another 
 footnote\numberedfootnote{Still nothing to say.}.
This is even more text. It contains a final 
 footnote\numberedfootnote{Why is the footnote spacing so ugly?}.

\bye

Produces this at the bottom of the page:

output of above code

How can I change the spacing between the footnotes?

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With executing \sevenrm you don't change the baselineskip (and the footnote number's size).

Load fontch.tex, which supports \eightpoint; no \sevenpoint, though.

\input eplain
\input fontch
\everyfootnote={\eightpoint}

\vsize=3cm % just for the example

This is some text. It contains a footnote\numberedfootnote{Nothing really to say.}.
This is yet more text. It contains another
 footnote\numberedfootnote{Still nothing to say.}.
This is even more text. It contains a final
 footnote\numberedfootnote{Why is the footnote spacing so ugly?}.

\bye

enter image description here

  • I tried also adding a \sevenpoint macro, but the result is really poor: footnotes should be two point less than the main size, not more. – egreg Nov 14 '14 at 23:01
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\input eplain
\everyfootnote={\sevenrm}
\interfootnoteskip = 1in

This is some text. It contains a footnote\numberedfootnote{Nothing really to say.}.
This is yet more text. It contains another 
 footnote\numberedfootnote{Still nothing to say.}.
This is even more text. It contains a final 
 footnote\numberedfootnote{Why is the footnote spacing so ugly?}.

\bye

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