# Justified footnotes

I'd like to have the footnotes justified in the following way:

I tried to use footmisc and also the \deffootnote command from scrextend package but couldn't figure it out. I guess with \deffootnote one should set the to the width of the \footnotemark and to zero but I can't figure out how to actually realise this.

Also, I use the article class and would prefer to keep it.

Here is a minimal working example:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{scrextend}
\usepackage{blindtext}

\begin{document}

\blindtext\footnote{\blindtext}

\end{document}


scrextend makes several of KOMA-script's features available for other classes than its own, see page 275 in the manual. The \deffootnote command is described at page 91.

To get the layout you are asking for, all parameters are set to the same value, save for the second, which is the note indent from the left margin. [0pt] set the note flush to the left margin. In my opinion, you should also remove the \textsuperscript, because it is much nicer to have the footnote number in ordinary font in the footnote itself.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{scrextend}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\deffootnote[1.5em]{0em}{1.5em}{%
\makebox[1.5em][l]{\textsuperscript{\thefootnotemark}}%
}
\begin{document}

\blindtext\footnote{\blindtext}

\end{document}

• Cheers! I myself prefer the same layout you suggested but unfortunately I have to follow a style guide forced upon me. Many thanks! – JDecou Aug 24 '19 at 13:56
• @JDecou You have my deepest compassion :) – Sveinung Aug 24 '19 at 14:47