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I am using IEEEtran template for conference papers. I want to add a footnote. I used \footnote. But, the footnote at the bottom of the page appear with indentation and dot after the numbering, e.g., 1.. Ideally, footnotes are just a number without dot nor indentation. My foot note looks like this:

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The normal footnote looks like this:

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How can I make the footnote appear like the second image?

Here is my script:

\documentclass[compsoc, conference, letterpaper, 10pt, times]{IEEEtran}
\ifCLASSOPTIONcompsoc
  % IEEE Computer Society needs nocompress option
  % requires cite.sty v4.0 or later (November 2003)
  \usepackage[nocompress]{cite}
\else
  % normal IEEE
  \usepackage{cite}
\fi
\ifCLASSINFOpdf
\else
\fi


\begin{document}
\title{Test}

\section{Section Contains Footnote}
My text\footnote{My footnote}
% make the title area
\maketitle
\end{document}
  • 2
    Apparently that's the style IEEE wants for footnotes. – egreg Jul 15 '17 at 20:26
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Just use footmisc package which will redefine the footnote command. Here is the source code:

\documentclass[compsoc, conference, letterpaper, 10pt, times]{IEEEtran}
\ifCLASSOPTIONcompsoc
  % IEEE Computer Society needs nocompress option
  % requires cite.sty v4.0 or later (November 2003)
  \usepackage[nocompress]{cite}
\else
  % normal IEEE
  \usepackage{cite}
\fi
\ifCLASSINFOpdf
\else
\fi


\usepackage[]{footmisc}

\begin{document}
\title{Test}

\section{Section Contains Footnote}
My text\footnote{My footnote}
% make the title area
\maketitle
\end{document}

As an aside, you can customize your footnotes using the command \renewcommand{\thefootnote}{options}. For example, you can write \renewcommand{\thefootnote}{\hspace{0.5mm}\alph{footnote}} after \usepackage[]{footmisc} and you will change the footnote numbering to alphabetical:

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Here, \hspace{0.5mm} determines the spacing between the actual text and the footnote symbol in the main text. The best value varies depending on the template and font options you have.

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