I am using a variety of footnote commands for my thesis:

\bibnote to add numerical footnotes to text. The note should appear both on the same page (as a footnote) and in the bibliography (as an endnote). The footnote is separated by the rest of the text through a horizontal line.

For other reports before I used \footnotetext to add footnotes (alphabetical) to schemes or figures.

However, since I started printing references both on the same page (as footnotes) and in the bibliography as endnotes I was forced to add a macro for a horizontal line between text and footnotes, which also adds a horizontal line between schemes and \footnotetext, which I do not want.

To circumvent this problem I chose to use the command \floatfoot* which does not add a horizontal line between my float and the footnote.

The problem is: \floatfoot* does not add an indentation which makes the note look quite ugly in my eyes.

Does anyone have an idea how to either add indentation to the \floatfoot command or circumvent the explained problem in a different manner?

Thanks in advance!

An explaining picture

\documentclass[11pt, twoside, letterpaper]{scrbook}   

%%%Setup for the header containing a line with the chaptername and number
  \headrule\sethead{\chaptername\ \thechapter. \chaptertitle}{}{}

\usepackage[ngerman, english]{babel}
\setchemnum{replace-style = \scriptsize}

%%%both needed for notes2bib
\bibnotesetup{cite-function=\autocite} %%%superscript bibnotes

\usepackage[runs=2]{auto-pst-pdf} %needed for chemnum
\usepackage[journal=jacs, tracking=bpchem]{chemstyle}


\usepackage[url=false, doi=false, natbib=true, backend=bibtex, style=chem-acs]{biblatex}


%%%Macro for having both footnote and endnotes for citations
% source of macro: http://www.texdev.net/2010/03/08/biblatex-numbered-citations-as-footnotes/
   \iffieldundef{prenote}{}{\BibliographyWarning{Ignoring prenote argument}}%
   \iffieldundef{postnote}{}{\BibliographyWarning{Ignoring postnote argument}}}






For the preparation of \cmpd{latex1} it was envisioned to use \cmpd{latex2} as a precursor

\floatfoot*{The floatfoot command does not product a horizontal line. But the indentation is missing.}

\footnotetext{Using the footnotetext command causes a horizontal line to appear above which is unwanted, but the desired indentation appears}


A sentence with a bibnote.\bibnote{Silly description of a reaction using the bibnote command.}

Usual literature citation in the text appears both as a footnote and endnote\autocite{Hurtley:2014ft}.

\footnote{A footnote using its own counter}


  • That is a MAXIMAL Non-working example! Too many stuff not related to the question. Please make your code minimal and reproducing the problem. – AboAmmar Mar 13 '16 at 18:50
  • As there is no error to be reproduced I put the MWE in mainly to show my way of thought and make people able to check for incompatible packages. – samos Mar 13 '16 at 22:07

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