# Indentation in footnotes when using \usepackage[hang,flushmargin]{footmisc}

I am using \usepackage[hang,flushmargin]{footmisc} so that all the text will be right of the footnote number. But this also prevents indents in footnotes alltogether.

When writing normal text, I usually get an indentation right away.

First paragraph.

Second paragraph.


results in

First paragraph.
Second paragraph.


I would like to have this within footnotes, too. The options of \usepackage[hang,flushmargin]{footmisc}, however, should still be valid.

Minimum working example:

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{report}
\usepackage[british]{babel}
\usepackage[T3,T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[activate={true,nocompatibility},final,tracking=true,kerning=true,spacing=true,factor=1100,stretch=10,shrink=10]{microtype}
\DisableLigatures[f]{encoding = T1}
\microtypecontext{spacing=nonfrench}
\usepackage[bottom,hang]{footmisc}
\usepackage{geometry}
\geometry{
left=2cm,
right=2cm,
top=2cm,
bottom=2cm,
bindingoffset=0mm
}
\addto\captionsbritish{% Replace "english" with the language you use
\renewcommand{\contentsname}%
}
\setcounter{secnumdepth}{5}
\setcounter{tocdepth}{5}
\begin{document}
\begin{titlepage}
\vspace*{2cm}
\centering
{\scshape\LARGE Titlepage \par}
\end{titlepage}

\cleardoublepage
\pagenumbering{Roman}
\tableofcontents

\cleardoublepage
\pagenumbering{arabic}
\chapter{One}
Text.\footnote{This is a very long text. The sentences in this text are so long that they will cause a line break at the end of some sentences.\\Now, beginning a second paragraph with \texttt{\textbackslash\textbackslash} does not result in an indent of the second paragraph itself. Using a blank line between the two will just add some whitespace between the two paragraphs. But it will still not indent the second paragraph.}
\end{document}

• – samcarter_is_at_topanswers.xyz Jan 5 '18 at 12:31
• @DavidPurton No, it, unfortunately, doesn’t. I will provide a minimum working example as samcarter suggested. – Nemgathos Jan 5 '18 at 12:47

Perhaps I misunderstand something, but I think my first comment does solve your problem.

Your mistake is that new paragraphs in footnotes (as elsewhere) should be separated with a blank line, not \\.

\documentclass[a5paper]{article}
\usepackage[hang,flushmargin]{footmisc}
\usepackage{geometry}
\renewcommand{\hangfootparskip}{0ex}
\renewcommand{\hangfootparindent}{1em}
\pagestyle{empty}
\begin{document}
\null
\vfill
Filler text.\footnote{This is a very long text. The sentences in this text are
so long that they will cause a line break at the end of some sentences.

Now, beginning a second paragraph with a \textbf{blank line} does result in
an indent of the second paragraph itself.}

Filler text.\footnote{Another footnote.}
\end{document}


• Not it works. I think I had a typo in my code when trying to add your commands. – Nemgathos Jan 5 '18 at 13:28