# Problems with footnotes in two columns

I have some problems the ledmac package. The footnote from \footnotemark in the figure shows up on top of the other, and is not included in the numbering (see pic below).

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{ledmac}
\usepackage[demo]{graphicx} %just some text graphics
\foottwocolX{A}
\let\footnote\footnoteA
\begin{document}

Text.\footnote{footnode1} More text.\footnote{footnode2}
Even more text.\footnote{footnode3} And more.\footnote{footnode4}

\begin{figure}
\centering
\includegraphics[]{image1}
\caption[]{Caption of picture.\footnotemark}
\end{figure}
\footnotetext{footnote5}

\end{document}


Do anyone know how to fix this? It works fine in one column without the ledmac package, but I'd like footnotes in two columns to save some space in the footer.

The updated version of ledmac is reledmac. You can specify column arrangement using the \arrangementX command:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{reledmac}
\arrangementX[A]{twocol}
\let\footnote\footnoteA
\begin{document}

Text.\footnote{footnode1} More text.\footnote{footnode2}
Even more text.\footnote{footnode3} And more.\footnote{footnode4}

\end{document}


# Non-reledmac alternative

If you only want multi-column footnotes, and aren't using other reledmac functionality, it might be simpler to use the dblfnote package, which doesn't require rewriting the commands:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{dblfnote}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\begin{document}

Lipsum\footnote{\lipsum[1]} \lipsum[1]
Lipsum\footnote{\lipsum[2]} \lipsum[3]
Lipsum\footnote{\lipsum[2-4]} \lipsum[2]
Lipsum\footnote{\lipsum[2]} \lipsum[1]

\begin{figure}
\centering
% \includegraphics[]{test}
\caption[]{Caption of picture.\footnotemark}
\end{figure}
\footnotetext{footnote5}

\end{document}

• Thanks for letting me know about the update. However, this doesn't fix the problem. The \footnotemark from the figure is still in a separate location (and with it's own number) Jan 16, 2019 at 14:38
• That is occurring because \footnotemark and \footnotetext are not reledmac commands; you could rewrite them using the same technique with \let\footnotemark\footnoteAmark \let\footnotetext\footnoteAtext. Jan 16, 2019 at 15:46
• Thank you, that works perfectly! Just what I was looking for :) Jan 16, 2019 at 16:04
• Is that actually working for you? It seemed to at first for me, but now I'm receiving an Missing } inserted. error. I added an alternative using dblfnote in case this is a bug. Jan 16, 2019 at 16:18
• It seems to be working, yeah. I have a few erros in my very large document, but not a "Missing } " one Jan 16, 2019 at 18:22