I'm working mainly with the
amsart class, and like many academics, I use footnotes quite liberally in my papers. But unlike many academics, I take overful and underful warning quite seriously.
Sometimes I get an overful vbox warning, and tracking it down shows that the fault lies with the footnotes, and normally by a depressing 1.8pt or so. My solution so far was to rewrite some of the text, but this can end up with having to rewrite half a page sometimes. Which seems like taking the warning a bit too seriously.
What can I do, then? Is there a way to tell LaTeX to take this into consideration when paginating and maybe push one more line to the next page?