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I have a few files using different setups for their footnotes/critical apparatus. Now I am looking into the feasibility of glueing them together using docmute. So far it went surprisingly well, or at least it seems so on first look, but now I'm stuck at a point where I suspect a package conflict between manyfoot and eledmac. I am adding the fifth file to the project, which uses eledmac, and suddenly I see paraá at the beginning of every page. As that reminded me of the para and para* options in manyfoot I tried to make a MWE using both manyfoot and eledmac together, and although I don't get exactly the same result, it is rather similar: On the second (otherwise empty) page of the output I get two lines each of which reads only para. Is this a bug, or a known package conflict, or am I doing something wrong?

output sample

\documentclass{memoir}
\usepackage[ruled,para*]{manyfoot}
\newfootnote[para]{A}
\usepackage[noreledmac]{eledmac}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\begin{document}
\lipsum[1]
\end{document}
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    At least in your MWE, swapping the loading order \usepackage[noreledmac]{eledmac} \usepackage[ruled,para*]{manyfoot} \newfootnote[para]{A} solves the problem. – Gonzalo Medina Aug 18 '15 at 0:11
  • That does seem to fix it in my real example, too. – muk.li Aug 18 '15 at 0:15
  • Although the docs do not specifically mention a conflict, I believe there is a presumption that users of *ledmac would be using the built-in footnote facilities, not those of another package. I suppose this is an example of "caveat utens". – jon Aug 18 '15 at 1:29
  • @jon I would have liked to avoid mixing the two. However I am dealing with contributions from different authors which I have to glue together, manyfoot is used by some authors, eledmac only by one. As far as I've seen, if I don't want to just glue pdfs together, I will have to load both the packages. And indeed I will have to compare carefully the individual contributions and the combined version. – muk.li Aug 18 '15 at 1:57
  • Good luck! Sounds tricky.... – jon Aug 18 '15 at 2:10
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Swapping the loading order solves the problem in the MWE (and also in the actual document, according to a comment):

\documentclass{memoir}
\usepackage[noreledmac]{eledmac}
\usepackage[ruled,para*]{manyfoot}
\newfootnote[para]{A}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\begin{document}
\lipsum[1]
\end{document}

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