# Not sure why footnotes are going off the page

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}

• 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 Dec 20 '14 at 2:21
• I can't reproduce the problem even when I add \lipsum[1] (with the lipsum package) as a footnote. – cfr Dec 20 '14 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 Dec 20 '14 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 Dec 20 '14 at 3:07
• You can edit your question to add the code. – cfr Dec 20 '14 at 3:17

## 1 Answer

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}