I am writing a paper in latex and there is one part that I could not find how to resolve, I need to add some notes on the bottom of the page, before the bottom margin.

  • They are not footnotes in real, it will be sort of line remark, and gonna be on several lines. They should appear in the bottom of page before margin and look like a plain text, not a list, with a bit smaller font size. In image below, there is an example. The form is like: [lineno] remark

Here is the code I ve done till now (text is random)

\usepackage{lineno, marginnote, amsmath}
\usepackage[top=1.5cm, bottom=1.5cm, outer=4cm, inner=2cm, heightrounded, marginparwidth=2.5cm, marginparsep=0.4cm]{geometry}

\noindent Wikipedia
Wikipedia (Listeni/ˌwɪkɨˈpiːdiə/ or Listeni/ˌwɪkiˈpiːdiə/ wik-i-pee-dee-ə) is a free-access, free content Internet encyclopedia, supported and hosted by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Those who can access the site and follow its rules can edit most of its articles.[6] Wikipedia is ranked among the ten most popular websites[5] and\underline{ constitutes the} Internet's largest and most popular general reference work.Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger launched Wikipedia on January 15, 2001. Sanger[10] coined its name,[11] a portmanteau of wiki[notes 2] and encyclopedia. Initially only in English, Wikipedia quickly became multilingual as it developed similar versions in other languages, which differ in content and in editing practices. The English Wikipedia is now one of \underline {more than 200 Wikipedias} and is the largest with over 4.8 million articles. There is a grand total, including all Wikipedias, of nearly 35 million articles in 288 different languages.[13] As of February 2014, it had 18 billion page views and nearly 500 million unique \textbar\space\marginnote{1} visitors each month.[14] Globally, Wikipedia had more than 19 million accounts,[15] out of which there were about 69,000 active editors as of November 2014.
Supporters of Wikipedia cite a \textbar\space\marginnote{6} 2005 survey of Wikipedia published in Nature based on a comparison of 42 science articles with Encyclopædia Britannica, which found that Wikipedia's level of accuracy approached Encyclopdia Britannics.[16] Critics argue Wikipedia exhibits systemic bias. Wikipedia has been criticized for being a mixture of "truths, half truths, and some falsehoods",[17] and subject to manipulation and spin.


  • It sure looks like a footnote could be adapted to the task... Apr 15, 2015 at 12:39
  • So LaTeX is able to translate on compiling :o)?
    – Bernard
    Apr 15, 2015 at 12:40
  • @Bernard, thats just an example image, showing what I want to achieve
    – nlimits
    Apr 15, 2015 at 12:55
  • @StevenB.Segletes, it might work as well, but I am not that pro in LateX, who is able to adapt predefined functions=)
    – nlimits
    Apr 15, 2015 at 12:56
  • Maybe the bigfoot package? It offers the possibility of run-in footnotes.
    – Bernard
    Apr 15, 2015 at 13:18

2 Answers 2


I think you want "paragraph-style footnotes." You can get these in any document class by loading the footmisc package with the para option. You can also use the memoir class and issue the command paragraphfootnotes.


    % OR:
    % \documentclass{memoir}
    % \paragraphfootnotes

This is an ancient\footnote{Possibly first-century Roman.} palindrome:
Sator\footnote{``The sower''.} Arepo\footnote{Apparently a proper name.} Tenet\footnote{``Holds''.} Opera\footnote{``Works''.} Rotas.\footnote{``Broken''.}
Its meaning is unclear but you can make a magic square with it.

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Would something like this work for you?


Regular Text


Bottom Notes



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  • It is working actually, but adding everytime newpages might be not that good idea(
    – nlimits
    Apr 15, 2015 at 14:20
  • I'm sorry, I didn't notice that you wanted the line number preceding each comment.
    – James
    Apr 15, 2015 at 14:22
  • The line numbering can be disabled, it is not a big problem, but it will be too time consuming everytime looking whether the text in bottom will fit or not(
    – nlimits
    Apr 15, 2015 at 14:25

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