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Question Footnotes on the same line revealed that it is a good idea to use \usepackage[para]{footmisc}. However, this does not seem to work with URLs:

\documentclass{article} 
\usepackage{hyperref}
\usepackage[para]{footmisc}
\begin{document} 
test\footnote{\url{http://www.example.org/long-URL/long/long/long/long/long/long/long/long/long/long/long/long/long/long/long}}
\end{document}

undesired result

The given URL is not wrapped (but footnote 2 and 3 are on the same line). If footmisc is not loaded, the URL is wrapped perfectly. What can I do if I want to use footnotes with URLs next to each other?

More complex example (following answer https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/56706/9075):

\documentclass{article} 
\usepackage[para]{footmisc}
\usepackage{hyperref}

\def\myurl#1{\setbox0\vbox{\hsize.5\maxdimen
\url{#1}\par
\global\setbox1\lastbox}\unhbox1 }

\begin{document} 

test\footnote{\myurl{http://www.example.org/long-URL/long/long/long/long/long/long/long/long/long/long/long/long/long/long/long}}

ODE\footnote{\myurl{http://ode.apache.org/}}). 
SOAP/http\footnote{\myurl{http://www.w3.org/TR/soap12-part2/}} 
\end{document}

The output is as follows:

unexpected result

I'd like to have footnote 2 and 3 on the same line

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  • 1
    Be sure to load hyperref after footmisc.
    – Mico
    May 20, 2012 at 23:59

2 Answers 2

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To make it work with para automatically you need a modified version of \url

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as noted in the comments, you the first version added parfillskip glue after each url which padded to the end of the line, This version removes that.

\documentclass{article} 
\usepackage[para]{footmisc}
\usepackage{hyperref}

\def\myurl#1{\setbox0\vbox{\hsize.5\maxdimen
\url{#1}\par
\setbox0\lastbox
\global\setbox1\hbox{\unhbox0\unskip\unskip\unpenalty}}\unhbox1 }

\begin{document} 
test\footnote{\myurl{http://www.example.org/long-URL/long/long/long/long/long/long/long/long/long/long/long/long/long/long/long}}

ODE\footnote{\myurl{http://ode.apache.org/}}). 
SOAP/http\footnote{\myurl{http://www.w3.org/TR/soap12-part2/}} 
\end{document}
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  • Unfortunately, it does not work on all cases (see above)
    – koppor
    May 21, 2012 at 8:26
  • code updated to remove skip after each url May 21, 2012 at 9:30
  • Is it possible to reduce the space between the footnotes? For me, there seems to be much space before "2" and "3".
    – koppor
    May 23, 2012 at 16:01
  • TeX doesn't "want" to put a lot of space there, but with the limited number of places it can break a URL it has to over-stretch the space between paras (and complain in the log about underful boxes) You can get a better stretcing and no warnings by adding ` \Urlmuskip = 0mu plus 2mu` which allows a bit of white space around / and other url break-able characters, May 23, 2012 at 16:34
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If you remove the [para] option for footmisc, every thing works smoothly.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{footmisc}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\begin{document}
test\footnote{\url{http://www.example.org/long-URL/long/long/long/long/long/long/long/long/long/long/long/long/long/long/long}}
\end{document}

enter image description here

Edit: If you want to keep the para option for footmisc, we can pass the option [obeyspaces,spaces] to url (loaded by hyperref) and give a space where the line has to be broken. Since there comes an option clash between footmisc, we pass it to the documentclass.

\documentclass[obeyspaces,spaces]{article}
\usepackage[para]{footmisc}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\begin{document}
test\footnote{\url{http://www.example.org/long-URL/long/long/long/long/long/long/long/long/long/ long/long/long/long/long/long}}
\end{document}
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  • I really want to have the [para] option in place: I want to save space in a paper.
    – koppor
    May 20, 2012 at 23:34
  • @koppor: See the edit.
    – user11232
    May 20, 2012 at 23:43

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