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It seems that no matter what I do, the footnotes are not quite right. On every other page, it might start with 2, with 1 being at the end of the list on the previous page, or similar. No matter how many times I re-run it, it always tells me to re-run it to fix cross-references.

I have tried perpage, footmisc, zref-perpage, and even the ancient footnpag.

This FAQ doesn't give me much hope.

The perpage package almost works. It certainly works in small examples but not in a book with 800 pages.


EDIT:

Attempt 1:

\usepackage{perpage}
\MakePerPage{footnote}

Attempt 2:

\usepackage[perpage]{footmisc}

Attempt 3:

\usepackage{zref-perpage}
\zmakeperpage{footnote}

I'm using the memoir class. Each page has about 10-40 footnotes.

I'm using lualatex.

The first problematic footnote doesn't appear until page 38.

As this answer suggests, the "reference oscillates which page it is on".


EDIT 2:

Here is the simplest example. The issue is present on page 26 where the list of footnotes starts with 34.

https://gist.github.com/honza/8707c5eaeb038aa611a44925e3b4c7bc

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  • Please provide more information regarding "I have tried perpage, footmisc, zref-perpage". Specifically, which options did you try?
    – Mico
    Commented Mar 25, 2021 at 19:08
  • 1
    Please provide an MWE (from documentclass... to \end{document}) that we can compile that exhibits your problem. Commented Mar 25, 2021 at 19:44
  • More details added! Commented Mar 26, 2021 at 17:14
  • you are stressing the system with so many footnotes on a page and near page breaks. The compilation vacillates between something^1 which fits on a page and something^34 which has to be broken over two pages as some-thing34. It doesn't matter which system you use, you will have to suppress some hyphenation. Try e.g. \mbox{something\footnote{...} at the problematic places. Commented May 6, 2021 at 7:12

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I think with this many footnotes its better to add them at the end of the document. Using \usepackage{endnotes} \let\footnote=\endnote % and

\clearpage
\theendnotes
\end{document}

At the end of the document.

If you want translate Notes title to something else use:

\addto\captionsenglish{\renewcommand*{\notesname}{Former footnotes}}

\addto\captionsgreek{\renewcommand{\notesname}{σημειώσεις}}

Here is preamble I used to compile book.tex document.

\documentclass[]{memoir}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\setmainfont[Ligatures=TeX]{Gentium}
\newfontfamily{\defaultfont}{Gentium}
\newfontfamily{\englishfont}{PT Sans}
\newfontfamily{\greekfont}{Gentium}

\ifxetex
\usepackage{polyglossia}
\setdefaultlanguage[variant=monotonic]{greek}\setotherlanguage[variant=british]{english}
\usepackage[Latin, Greek]{ucharclasses}
\setDefaultTransitions{\defaultfont}{}
\setTransitionsForGreek{\greekfont}{}
\setTransitionsForLatin{\englishfont}{}
\else
\usepackage[nil,bidi=basic,english,main=greek]{babel}
\babelprovide[import=el,main]{greek}
\babelfont[greek]{rm}[Ligatures=TeX]{Gentium}
\babelfont[english]{rm}[Ligatures=TeX]{PT Sans}
\fi

\usepackage{titlesec}
\usepackage{hyphsubst}
\usepackage{lettrine}
%\usepackage[perpage]{footmisc}
\usepackage{endnotes}
\let\footnote=\endnote

%\addto\captionsenglish{\renewcommand*{\notesname}{Former footnotes}}
%\addto\captionsgreek{\renewcommand{\notesname}{σημειώσεις}}
\DeclareFontSeriesDefault[rm]{bf}{b}

\makeatletter % better spacing for endnotes
\def\enoteformat{%
  \rightskip\z@ \leftskip\z@ \parindent=1.8em
  \leavevmode{\setbox\z@=\lastbox}\llap{\theenmark\enskip}%
}%
\makeatother

\newcommand{\entry}[2]{\hangpara{2em}{1}\markboth{#1}{#1}\textbf{#1} \ #2}
\renewcommand{\thefootnote}{\textit{\arabic{footnote}}}

\interfootnotelinepenalty=10000

\begin{document}
\sloppy
... %% lines 29 to 373 of book.tex
\theendnotes
%% If one want start a new endnote list for next chapter uncomment `setcount` these 
%\setcounter{endnote}{0}
%\newpage
% \chapter*{next chapter}
% \theendnotes
%%
\end{document}

If you want endnote list after each chapter one can add \setcounter{endnote}{0} after \theendnotes and before start of the new chapter.

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  • The nature of the document demands that the footnotes be placed on the same page. It's a graded reader for students of a foreign language, and those footnotes gloss unfamiliar vocabulary. Having to flip to the end of the book would diminish the book's usefulness. Commented May 11, 2021 at 0:47
  • Try twiddle with /newpage and /theendnotes to get text and notes to same page.
    – Oni
    Commented May 12, 2021 at 23:14

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