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I can't find out why my footnotes are running off the page on the right margin.

My beginning code is as follows:

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} 
\usepackage{changepage} 
\usepackage{indent first} 
\usepackage{graphicx} 
\usepackage[margin=1.0in]{geometry} 
\usepackage{setspace} 
\usepackage{bigfoot} 
\DeclareNewFootnote{default} 
\usepackage{graphicx} 

\begin{document} 
\section{Introduction} 
Null. \footnote {Himmelstein, Thorne, Warren, Woolhandler, \underline{Medical Bankruptcy in the United States, 2007: Results of a National Study}, \textit{The American Journal of Medicine}, 2009.} \\

\end{document}
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  • Welcome to TeX.SX! Please help us to help you complete your code so we have a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. And please make sure it compiles! (This doesn't even when I complete it.)
    – cfr
    Commented Dec 20, 2014 at 2:21
  • I can't reproduce the problem even when I add \lipsum[1] (with the lipsum package) as a footnote.
    – cfr
    Commented Dec 20, 2014 at 2:26
  • Hi, sorry. I just started learning it so I just looked up different ways to change the margins and I included it in the code. If there's a good way to start the code fresh, please let me know as well.
    – Andy
    Commented Dec 20, 2014 at 3:03
  • We need code which reproduces the problem. Your code does not. We want something we can cut-paste-compile to see the issue you are seeing. Even when I complete your code so it compiles and add a looooonnnng footnote, I don't see the problem you are describing. So all I can say is that something in the code you haven't posted must be causing the problem. And very likely that is all anybody can say. Please read the link I posted which explains how to produce an MWE.
    – cfr
    Commented Dec 20, 2014 at 3:07
  • You can edit your question to add the code.
    – cfr
    Commented Dec 20, 2014 at 3:17

1 Answer 1

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You should really consider using bibtex or biblatex/biber to manage citations and references. However, if you really insist on doing this manually, then you need a more intelligent underlining macro which allows line breaks. soul can do this:

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article}
\usepackage{indentfirst}
\usepackage[margin=1.0in]{geometry}
\usepackage{bigfoot}
\DeclareNewFootnote{default}
\usepackage{soul}
\begin{document}
  \section{Introduction}
  Null. \footnote {Himmelstein, Thorne, Warren, Woolhandler, \ul{Medical Bankruptcy in the United States, 2007: Results of a National Study}, \textit{The American Journal of Medicine}, 2009.}
\end{document}

underline with soul

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