# footnote indentation in IEEEtrans template

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:

The normal footnote looks like this:

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}

• Apparently that's the style IEEE wants for footnotes. – egreg Jul 15 '17 at 20:26

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}



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.