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I am typesetting a document in which the type of text varies that is to be footnoted. In some cases, it seems that the standard spacing between consecutive footnotes is insufficient.

I would like to make, if possible, one-time adjustments to the spacing between two specified footnotes, and then revert back to the original spacing.

For example, consider

\documentclass[12pt]{book}
\usepackage{footmisc}

    \begin{document}
    \thispagestyle{empty}
    
    A sentence.\footnote{First footnote}
    Another sentence.\footnote{Second footnote}
    Another sentence.\footnote{Third footnote}
    A sentence.\footnote{Fourth footnote}
    Another sentence.\footnote{Fifth footnote}
    Another sentence.\footnote{Sixth footnote}
    Another sentence.\footnote{Seventh footnote.}
    \end{document}

which produces the footnote display:

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QUESTION: If I wanted, say to increase the standard spacing 50% between, say, the 3rd and 4th footnotes, and then revert back to the standard spacing beginning with the fifth footnote--- How may this be accomplished?

Thank you.

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    For one time adjusting try: Another sentence.\footnote{Third footnote \vspace*{0.2\baselineskip}} Apr 6 at 21:10
  • @Simon Dispa Thank you for your very helpful comment. Perhaps you will consider posting it as an answer so that others may more readily benefit from it. Apr 6 at 22:52
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For one time adjusting only: (add vertical space as desired, try \vspace*{10\baselineskip})

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\documentclass[12pt]{book}
\usepackage{footmisc}

\begin{document}
    \thispagestyle{empty}
    
    A sentence.\footnote{First footnote}
    Another sentence.\footnote{Second footnote}
    \footnote{Third footnote \vspace*{0.3\baselineskip}} % changed <<<<
    A sentence.\footnote{Fourth footnote}
    Another sentence.\footnote{Fifth footnote}
    Another sentence.\footnote{Sixth footnote}
    Another sentence.\footnote{Seventh footnote.}
\end{document}
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  • Thank you again for this very nice, simple answer. Apr 6 at 23:09

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