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Is there a footnote environment?

Few cases are known%
\begin{footnote}
The first experiments date back to 1912, when\ldots

A second paragraph.  
\end{footnote}

Context

I have a customized environment mynote where the authors of the manuscript can leave remarks (and the like); the notes are typeset in the body of the document, in a different color. Recently, one of the collaborators asked to move these to footnotes.

Ideally, I would like to change the environment definition from

\newenvironment{mynote}{%
  \par\color{purple}}{%
  \par}

to something in the lines of

\newenvironment{mynote}{%
  \marginpar{\footnotemark}% marginal mark for the note
  \footnotetext\begingroup}{%
  \endgroup\par}

But this seems to be a (very) wrong usage of \begingroup.

Here is an example of the current setup

\documentclass{memoir}
\usepackage{tikz}
\newenvironment{mynote}{%
  \par\noindent\color{purple}}{%
  \par}
\begin{document}

This experimental setup has evolved
greatly.

\begin{mynote}
The first experiments date back to 1912, when\ldots

A second paragraph.  
\end{mynote}
\end{document}
  • are multiple notes prepared separately and then gathered into a group? if they are individually entered and marked, although there is not a footnote environment, amsart can accommodate multi-paragraph footnotes which have paragraph breaks marked by \endgraf rather than \par or a blank line. – barbara beeton Jan 27 '16 at 15:19
  • @barbarabeeton nice to know! In this case, since the document is somewhat long, I would rather modify the environment definition than edit all occurences. – Tássio Jan 28 '16 at 8:29
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Something like this? Catching the content of the environment with \BODY and applying the \footnotetext to this?

\documentclass{memoir}
\usepackage{xcolor}
\usepackage{environ}
\NewEnviron{mynote}{%
    \marginpar{\footnotemark}% marginal mark for the note
    \footnotetext{{\color{purple}\BODY}}}[\par]
\begin{document}

This experimental setup has evolved
greatly.

\begin{mynote}
The first experiments date back to 1912, when\dots

A second paragraph.  
\end{mynote}
\end{document}

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  • @Tássio: Happy TeXing then! – user31729 Jan 27 '16 at 15:13

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