I am using the paracol package to produce a two-column typeset. Simultaneously, I want to use footmisc to ensure that footnote are flush to the left margin. This causes a clash, which produces the error:

Use of footnotelayout doesn't match its defintion.

With the following visual abomination:

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How do I get around this error without compromising on my goal of two-column typesetting with footnotes flush to the margin?


% these define the type of document and the look of the page
\usepackage[margin=0.8in, top = 1.3in, headheight = 0.6in]{geometry}
\setlength{\footnotesep}{\baselineskip} % space between footnotes 
\setlength{\parindent}{0pt} % space at start of paragraph
\setlength{\parskip}{0.14in} % space between paragraphs
\linespread{1.1} % line spacing

% two column
\footnotelayout{m} %

\usepackage[bottom, flushmargin]{footmisc} % clash with this package



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My answer to another question achieves this:


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