I am using biblatex with style=verbose-inote to have all the references as footnotes. I already characterized some performance but I am not able to reduce the space in-between the last footnote and the following mark.


\DeclareFieldFormat[article]{volume}{\bibstring{jourvol}\addnbspace #1}
\DeclareFieldFormat[article]{number}{\bibstring{number}\addnbspace #1}

  \setunit{\addcomma\space}%<---- was \setunit*{\adddot}%

This is the result that I have:

with this the result that I have is like:

And I want to have shorter space between for example footnote 1 and the mark of footnote 2 because I have a page restriction extension.

Also, can you tell me how to reduce the separation of the footnote mark and the first name letter?

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    Can you please extend your code snippet to a fully compilable example document that reproduces the output you see? (Please test the MWE in an empty folder before submission.)
    – moewe
    Commented Aug 17, 2019 at 12:36
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    Also am I right in thinking this is only about the footnotes and footnote marks and the spaces involved there and not at all about biblatex and the citation output?
    – moewe
    Commented Aug 17, 2019 at 12:38
  • Related: tex.stackexchange.com/q/389347/35864
    – moewe
    Commented Aug 17, 2019 at 12:42

1 Answer 1


The space between footnote number and footnote text is hard-coded in \@makefntext as .5em


You can modify the space and if you want no space at all between footnote mark and text you can completely remove the \hskip.

The space between footnotes is controlled by \footglue whose predefined value is

\footglue=1em plus.3em minus.3em

you can change that as you see fit.

For example


\footglue=.5em plus.15em minus.15em



Tightly-spaced footnotes

  • It works! Thank you very much moewe! Commented Aug 17, 2019 at 13:14

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