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I would like to be able to use the para option of footmisc in one chapter of my book and have it not be in use in another chapter. In the package documentation I don't see a command defined for making such a change — is there a regular workaround?


As requested by a commenter, below is a MWE to manually store the original footnote text and then redefine \footnote so that it the original footnote text is followed by a newline.

But this is a hack, rather than changing footmisc options mid-way through the document. I suppose footmisc doesn't actually allow for such changes.


\documentclass[12pt]{book}
\usepackage[para]{footmisc}
 
\begin{document}

\chapter{Use option para, as per Preamble}

First;\footnote{1st note} second.\footnote{2nd note}

\chapter{Turn off option para}

\let\origthefootnote\thefootnote
\renewcommand\footnote[1]{%
 \footnotemark%
  {\def\thefootnote{%
   \makebox[0pt]{\origthefootnote}%
   }%
   \footnotetext{#1\newline}%
  }%
 }

First;\footnote{1st note} second.\footnote{2nd note}

\end{document}

Second chapter's footnotes shown here: Second chapter's footnotes shown here

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  • That and its preceding question deal with other packages than footmisc, however. I'm wondering if there's a way of doing this with footmisc. Dec 26, 2020 at 7:52
  • This is probably possible with footmisc as well. Could you prepare an example document with two chapters and some footnotes as a starting point?
    – Marijn
    Dec 26, 2020 at 10:27

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