# How to create an unnumbered footnote that ignores memoir's footmarkstyle

I want to create an unnumbered footnote at the start of my chapter but I don't know how I can avoid the style that is implemented for my numbered footnotes. Currently I have:

\documentclass{memoir}

\makeatletter
\newcommand{\blindnote}{\xdef\@thefnmark{}\@footnotetext} % define unnumbered footnote
\makeatother

\footmarkstyle{#1. \hfill}           % marker flushed left
\setlength{\footmarkwidth}{1.6em}    % create indentation space for marker
\setlength{\footmarksep}{-1.6em}     % set text to margin

\begin{document}
\null\vfill
\blindnote{This should be flushed left without indentation and period.}

Note\footnote{This looks like it should.}
\end{document}


Which gives

but it should look like this

How can I fix this?

Try this:

\documentclass{memoir}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\makeatletter
% define unnumbered footnote
\newcommand{\blindnote}[1]{%
\def\@thefnmark{}%
\begingroup
\setlength{\footmarkwidth}{0pt}%
\setlength{\footmarksep}{0pt}%
\footmarkstyle{}%
\@footnotetext{#1}%
\endgroup
}
\makeatother

\footmarkstyle{#1. \hfill}           % marker flushed left
\setlength{\footmarkwidth}{1.6em}    % create indentation space for marker
\setlength{\footmarksep}{-1.6em}     % set text to margin

\begin{document}
\null\vfill
\blindnote{\lipsum[1]}

Note\footnote{This looks like it should.}
\end{document}


• This was a really good suggestion but the second line of the blindnote went into the margin. I added the line \setlength{\footmarksep}{0em}% to solve that problem. Jun 17 '20 at 20:23
• @cktai Thanks. I've updated my answer to add \setlength{\footmarksep}{0pt}. Jun 17 '20 at 20:26