# manyfoot: Text Before New Footnote Group

I am using the manyfoot package to work with multiple footnote numbering schemes in the same document. This works fine; however, I would like to have some kind of headline before the listing of the footnotes of one group (= same numbering scheme) on each page begins; here is an example for better understanding:

I implemented this by defining a custom footnote rule for this particular group using the \SelectFootnoteRule{} command. This is a quick-and-dirty solution, because LaTeX expects footnote rules to occupy zero vertical space. Since this approach inserts an additional line, the "footnote rule" has now a vertical dimension and overfull \vbox warnings are thrown.

I prepared the following MWE to demonstrate this:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{lipsum}

\usepackage{manyfoot}
\newcommand{\Afootnoterule}{}
\SelectFootnoteRule{A}[\noindent\footnotesize Custom Footnotes:\vspace{2mm}]
\DeclareNewFootnote{A}[roman]

\begin{document}

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed fermentum
viverra\footnote{Normal footnote 1.} lobortis eu, facilisis nec elit.
Morbi fringilla, neque eu venenatis cursus\footnoteA{Custom footnote 1.},
risus ante aliquam magna, nec consectetur est\footnote{Normal footnote
2.} sapien non orci. Nulla eu turpis ultrices, cursus libero vel,
placerat enim. Aliquam ac mi metus. Sed quis ultricies nisl. Etiam non
gravida orci. Donec tellus lacus, elementum a lobortis eu, facilisis nec
elit.

\lipsum[52-60]

\clearpage

Nulla feugiat magna eros\footnoteA{Just a custom footnote.} vehicula
lectus in justo fringilla euismod.

\lipsum[13-20]

\end{document}


I am sure there is a correct way to insert these headings in such a way that abusing the \SelectFootnoteRule{} command is not necessary and --- as a side effect --- overfull \vboxes are not occurring any more. Can anybody help? Thank you in advance!

• I don't think manyfoot provides hooks other than what you are using. To reduce \vboxes you can use \SelectFootnoteRule[1]{A}[\noindent\footnotesize \smash{Custom Footnotes:}\vspace{2mm}]. If you want the text for each footnote, then use \SetFootnoteHook{\noindent\footnotesize Custom Footnotes:\quad} – user11232 Mar 1 '15 at 16:06

May be what you need

Edit (correction)

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{lipsum}

\usepackage{manyfoot}
\newcommand{\Afootnoterule}{\noindent\mtbox{\footnotesize Custom Footnotes:}}
\newcommand{\mtbox}[1]{%
\raisebox{0pt}[0pt][2mm]{\parbox{\textwidth}{#1}}}
\SelectFootnoteRule{A}%[]

\DeclareNewFootnote{A}[roman]

\begin{document}
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed fermentum
viverra\footnote{Normal footnote 1.} lobortis eu, facilisis nec elit.
Morbi fringilla, neque eu venenatis cursus\footnoteA{Custom footnote 1.},
risus ante aliquam magna, nec consectetur est\footnote{Normal footnote
2.} sapien non orci. Nulla eu turpis ultrices, cursus libero vel,
placerat enim. Aliquam ac mi metus. Sed quis ultricies nisl. Etiam non
gravida orci. Donec tellus lacus, elementum a lobortis eu, facilisis nec
elit.

\lipsum[52-60]

\clearpage

Nulla feugiat magna eros\footnoteA{Just a custom footnote.} vehicula
lectus in justo fringilla euismod.

\lipsum[13-20]

\end{document}

• I am afraid this does not solve the issue. I don't want to abuse the \SelectFootnoteRule command; I'd rather like to have some patch/extension to the manyfoot package which introduces a new command, e.g. \SelectFootnoteHeadline, reserving proper space in the footnote block for the additional line(s). – DigNative Mar 4 '15 at 17:52
• @DigNative what about the updated ansower (\SelectFootnoteRule is some what like \selectfont) – touhami Mar 6 '15 at 23:12
• Unfortunately, this does still not work. If you look at the third page, you will notice that the headline for the custom footnotes is missing. Additionally, I still get overfull boxes for the footnotes. I am pretty sure that a solution based on \SelectFootnoteRule will never work. In order to introduce such headlines, proper space has to be reserved in the footnote block, see the implementation of the manyfoot package for example. – DigNative Mar 7 '15 at 8:21
• In order to reserve more space for the footnote block devoted to footnotes of level A you could increase \skip\footinsA. I cannot formulate a full answer now, but maybe this hint could help you in some way. NOTES: 1) A most unfortunate lapse had previously led me to write \dimen\footinsA instead; this was really confusing, I apologize. 2) I realized, however, that this idea is foolish, since manyfoot will add \skip\footinsA` only if a previous, and different, footnote block is already present on the same page. (This comment will be removed altogether in 24 hours or so.) – GuM Aug 3 '15 at 22:51