The answer to Horizontal placement of footnotes in beamer shows how to have two columns of footnotes in beamer, but it doesn't answer how to have footnotes in a single paragraph separated by commas.

footmisc does not work with beamer.

How can I redefine or patch commands to allow footnotes in the format desired?

beamerbaseframecomponents.sty seems to be the file to work with, but so far I haven't had success editing things. I've made footnotes disappear, changed fonts and spacing, but I just can't put it all on one line!

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    Please do not do this. Do you seriously expect your audience to deal not only with footnotes (already dubious in a presentation) but with a mass of footnotes presented as a solid block? Why would you have so many footnotes in a presentation anyway? If this information is really crucial, you need to rethink how to communicate it. If not, drop it.
    – cfr
    Oct 9, 2015 at 3:22
  • @cfr - the footnotes contain the citations from a table. It is essential that they are on the page, but seriously hinders reading of the table if they are inline with the data. There are too many of them to fit on a slide in the usual vertical footnote style.
    – greenglass
    Oct 9, 2015 at 8:20
  • But what purpose do they serve on the slide? Will people be able to read and absorb the information they provide? If not, what's the point?
    – cfr
    Oct 9, 2015 at 13:02
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    I'm not sure I understand the question. They're an academic requirement. Having the citations on the slide allows people to see where I got information from. I don't really expect anyone to actually pay attention to the citations there and then, but if I don't put them in I am open to accusations of plagiarism.
    – greenglass
    Oct 9, 2015 at 14:23
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    Whilst I certainly appreciate the importance of direct and uncluttered slides, what you are suggesting just would not be acceptable in my situation. The presence of the references is a strict requirement, not something I have decided myself, and inline, comma-separated footnotes would improve the readability of the rest of the slide. In my current presentation, I've ended up doing this manually. I'm hoping I will find a technical solution for the future.
    – greenglass
    Oct 9, 2015 at 22:32

1 Answer 1


Here's one way. Be careful not to abuse the power parnotes provides....

\usepackage{parnotes}% https://www.ctan.org/pkg/parnotes?lang=en


\begin{frame}{My Frame}
Some important thoughts:
        \item Foo\parnote{First note}
        \item Bar\parnote{Second note}
        \item Baz\parnote{Third note}
%\vfill % <-- compare difference


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