# How to Make a One-Time Space Adjustment in the Display of Two Specified Consecutive Footnotes

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:

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.

• 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

For one time adjusting only: (add vertical space as desired, try \vspace*{10\baselineskip})

\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}

• Thank you again for this very nice, simple answer. Apr 6 at 23:09