I inserted a footnote using \footnote{text}, now the text is appearing at the bottom of the page, but there is no line separating the main text from the footnote. How to make it show?

• Your class might be redefining the way \footnoterule works. Could you provide the community with a minimal working example (MWE) that replicates the behaviour you experience? It should start with \documentclass and end with \end{document}. We want to copy-and-paste-and-compile it and see exactly the same problem you're experiencing. – Werner Mar 25 '15 at 20:58
• Delete the contents of your document and use \documentclass{article}\begin{document}<Choice of text>\footnote{<Choice of footnote content>}\end{document}. This will definitely solve the problem. – cfr Mar 26 '15 at 0:54
• @cfr your way works! but I am using \documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran} , so it is not working – Amira Akra Mar 26 '15 at 8:34
• *2446* % IEEE does not use footnote rules – Johannes_B Mar 26 '15 at 9:15

Line 2446 of IEEEtran.cls states

% IEEE does not use footnote rules


When submitting to the publisher, they will simply revert any non-conforming changes.

For academic purposes, we can place a footnote rule, by copying the definition from article.cls or any other class. It shouldn't be done however.

\documentclass{IEEEtran}
\makeatletter
\renewcommand\footnoterule{%
\kern-3\p@
\hrule\@width.4\columnwidth
\kern2.6\p@}
\makeatother
\begin{document}Choice of text
\footnote{Choice of footnote content}
\end{document}.