How can I create the below pattern in LaTex?

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I would like to have both numbering styles on almost all pages in a document, and a bit of distance between them. The numeric footnotes appear in a paragraph formatting.

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    It's impossible to know what you mean by “normal” and ”paragraph” footnotes without more context. Please include a minimal working example that shows how you're producing both types of footnotes (including the preamble showing any packages used).
    – Don Hosek
    Dec 22 '20 at 22:57
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    Whatever the exact details of the problem, the bigfoot package is probably the answer. Dec 22 '20 at 23:10
  • Thank both of you for the answer. To be as clear as possible, I changed the whole question.
    – Mo Z
    Dec 23 '20 at 0:46
  • You might try manyfoot.
    – Davislor
    Dec 23 '20 at 3:20

Try it with the manyfoot package

\usepackage[para]{manyfoot}% allow [para] option

\DeclareNewFootnote[para]{A}[alph] % define \footnoteA
%   for alphabetic paragraph footnotes

Oops, the question asked for alphabetic ordinary footnotes, not alphabetic paragraph footnotes. I don't see that manyfoot provides any mechanism for restyling footnotes. So either declare both sets of footnotes as "new" variants

\DeclareNewFootnote{A}[alph] % define \footnoteA = alphabetic
\DeclareNewFootnote[para]{N} % and \footnoteN = numeric in paragraph

or declare just the new alphabetic series while changing the numbering of regular footnotes

\renewcommand\thefootnote{\alph{footnote}} % \footnote uses letters
\DeclareNewFootnote[para]{N} % and \footnoteN = numeric in paragraph

I initially recommend the bigfoot package since it fixes up and extends the manyfoot package. But it seems to not fill the line in para mode; I only see two notes on a line.

\DeclareNewFootnote{default}[alph]% default \footnote alphabetic
\DeclareNewFootnote[para]{P} %  \footnoteP for numeric

A point in favor of bigfoot is the ability to apply declarations to the ordinary footnotes, called "default".

  • Thank you! Manyfoot package works. The only problem is that the alphabetical footnotes appear in a paragraph mode, not the numerical ones. Is there any way to do it vice versa (that is, numerical footnotes in the paragraph mode and alphabetical footnotes one per line)?
    – Mo Z
    Dec 26 '20 at 0:02
  • Oh sorry! I mis-followed the question. The original version with bigfoot implied how to do it, but that would only work for bigfoot. I'll look for it in manyfoot. Dec 26 '20 at 0:22

The memoir class (a superset of the book, report and article classes) provides a variety of footnote styles, layouts, and numbering. For your case try this:

% footnoteprob.tex  SE 576072




This is a test\footnoteX{This word ...} to show how to create\footnote{One ...}
two different kinds of footnotes with different numbering 
styles\footnote{The ...} at the same\footnote{Same} 
time\footnoteX{Two special ...}.


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  • Thank you! Is it possible to eliminate the line between those two types of footnotes?
    – Mo Z
    Dec 25 '20 at 21:03
  • @MoZ Yes. Do \let\oldfootnoterule\footnoterule \renewcommand{\footnoterule{}. To restore the rule do \letfootnoterule\oldfootnoterule. Dec 26 '20 at 20:51

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