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I have to make separate footnotes for each column of the text (Russian–English translation). The main text can contain some mini-pages (in order to make framed text). However, I confronted two problems in the presented part of the text:

  1. It seems to me that this mini-page environment somehow makes LaTeX think that this is the end of the page and it's time to put a footnote
  2. The line that should separate a footnote and main text body is placed in the left column.

I and very new in LaTeX (basically, this is my first try there) and I only use Overleaf. I know, there are some issues with reledpar package there because it's not the newest version there but I only can use Overleaf for now.

\documentclass[draft]{book}
\usepackage[T2A]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[english,russian, french]{babel}
\usepackage{lmodern}
\usepackage{lscape}

\usepackage[a4paper, landscape, left=1in, right=1in, bottom=1.5in, top=1in]{geometry} %, showframe]
\usepackage{reledmac}
\usepackage{reledpar}

\usepackage{epigraph}

\setlength\epigraphwidth{.3\textwidth}
\setlength\epigraphrule{0pt}

\usepackage{comment}        

\usepackage[parfill]{parskip}
\setlength{\parskip}{1ex}

\setgoalfraction{0.8}
\numberlinefalse
\begin{document}   
\begin{sloppypar}

\begin{pairs}
\begin{Leftside}
\selectlanguage{russian}
            \beginnumbering
\pstart
На правой воротине сверху висела ржавая жестяная табличка: «Ул. Лукоморье, д. No.13, Н. К. Горыныч», а под нею красовался кусок фанеры с надписью чернилами вкривь и вкось:
\pend
\pstart
\begin{Center}
\fbox{\begin{minipage}{4.5cm}
\centering
КОТ НЕ РАБОТАЕТ
\newline
Администрация
\end{minipage}}
\end{Center}
\pend
\pstart
\pend
\pstart
– Какой КОТ? – спросил я. – Комитет Оборонной Техники?
\pend
\pstart
Бородатый хихикнул.
\pend
    \endnumbering
\end{Leftside}
\begin{Rightside}
\selectlanguage{english}
     \beginnumbering
   \pstart
\begin{ledgroup}
On the right wing hung a rusty sheet-metal tablet reading, Lukomoriye St., No. 13, N.K. Gorynitch,\footnoteB{Reference to Zmei Gorynitch, a fire-breathing dragon of Russian folklore} while under it, in shameless splendor, a piece of plywood bore in inked letters leaning every which way:
\end{ledgroup}
\pend
\pstart
\begin{Center}
\fbox{\begin{minipage}{4.5cm}
\centering
CAT OUT OF ORDER
\newline
Administration
\end{minipage}}
\end{Center}
\pend
\pstart
\pend
\pstart
“What CAT?” I asked. “Committee for Advanced Technology?”
\pend
\pstart
The bearded one tittered. 
\pend
    \endnumbering
\end{Rightside}
\end{pairs} 
\Columns

\end{sloppypar}
\end{document}

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  • Welcome to TeX.SE! Nice first question! – Kurt Mar 7 at 15:17
  • If you use a normal \footnote and not \footnoteB you could replace your command with \footnotemark at the place it appears (\footnotemark[<number>] if you need more footnotes in this page) and then add a footnotetext{<Footnote content>} (or footnotetext[<number>]{...}) somewhere in the real text of the page (when you are not inside a minipage). This is the way LaTeX works in general with footnotes and Overleaf has nothing to do with this question.... Except if \footnoteB is provided from a package that it's 2016 version is outdated and now has different features than then. – koleygr Mar 7 at 15:31
  • @koleygr Thanks for an option. I have to know where my page will end for this, right? It is a tricky question as I am not sure about final font and everything else so it might easily change during the book preparation, many times. – lizaveta Mar 7 at 15:53
  • If you place it just at the point that the minipage ends you will be almost 100% sure that it will be printed at the same place that the minipage ends. The difficult part is when this minipage is inside a float... But if not, you are almost sure you will not find problems in the placement because a \footnote command rarely is placed in a next page (doesn't really start a new page by it's own but sometimes in special cases of many footnotes it could appear on a next page and this means you should reduce the footnotes and use comments in the actual text instead -at least for me-) – koleygr Mar 7 at 16:05
  • @koleygr Maybe I was'n clear enough: this is just a part of a big chapter so I actually don't want to specify the exact location of a footnote in the text; it just should be placed in the end of the page (and page break can be in a different places depending on my final margins, fonts and so on). – lizaveta Mar 7 at 17:02

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