23

Text of Footnotes are very close to their numbers. How can I make 2mm space after all footnote numbers (or 2mm before every footnote text)?

\documentclass[draft,12pt,a4paper]{article}

\begin{document}
X\footnote{x}

Y\footnote{y}
\end{document}
27

I'm not sure if I correctly understood your question. I guess you are trying to adjust the distance between the number of the footnote and the footnote text (and not the regular text).

If you want to do so, try this:

\documentclass[draft,12pt,a4paper]{article}
\usepackage[hang]{footmisc}
\setlength{\footnotemargin}{2mm}
\begin{document}
X\footnote{x}

Y\footnote{y}
\end{document}

Normal spacing:

enter image description here

Increased spacing:

enter image description here

| improve this answer | |
11

Here is on possible solution that redefines the \footnote command. I'm sure there is a more elegant solution using a package, but this works. The amount of space can be adjusted by changing the value inside of \hspace{}; it is currently using 2mm as specified.

Output: before: enter image description here, after:enter image description here.

Code:

\documentclass[draft,12pt,a4paper]{article}
% ADD THESE LINES TO YOUR PREAMBLE %
\let\oldfootnote\footnote
\renewcommand\footnote[1]{%
\oldfootnote{\hspace{2mm}#1}}
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\begin{document}
X\footnote{x}

Y\footnote{y}
\end{document}
| improve this answer | |
8

This suggestion is based on this answer.

\documentclass[draft,12pt,a4paper]{article}
\makeatletter%
\long\def\@makefntext#1{%
  \parindent 1em\noindent \hb@xt@ 1.8em{\hss \@makefnmark}\hskip2mm\relax#1}%
\makeatother
\begin{document}
X\footnote{x}

Y\footnote{y}
\end{document}
| improve this answer | |
4

I don't like the superscripted footnotemarks, so I use the following settings:

\documentclass{article}
\makeatletter
\newlength{\fnBreite}
\renewcommand{\@makefntext}[1]{%
  \settowidth{\fnBreite}{\footnotesize\@thefnmark.i}
  \protect\footnotesize\upshape%
  \setlength{\@tempdima}{\columnwidth}\addtolength{\@tempdima}{-\fnBreite}%
  \makebox[\fnBreite][l]{\@thefnmark.\phantom{}}%
  \parbox[t]{\@tempdima}{\everypar{\hspace*{1em}}\hspace*{-1em}\upshape#1}}
\makeatother

\begin{document}
This is a new\footnote{displays here} footnote
\end{document}

enter image description here

| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.