I'm using memoir class with bigfoot and would like the main text to be one-half spaced and footnotes to be single spaced. However, the \OnehalfSpacing command somehow affects both. Apparently, the memoir class emulates setspace, so this answer doesn't work for me.

I'm using XeLaTeX (TeX Live 2022).




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You can just patch it manually, resetting the spacing with the usual macro from memoir:


Here is some one-half spaced text, pleasing the heart of whomever it is who
designs these silly rules requiring typewriter spacing in the era of
\footnote{Well, probably, I should think so.  I've not actually done any serious
research.   The only paper I did find used documents prepared quite poorly, thus
vitiating the question.  Does double spacing help?  who knows.}
Down with bureaucracy!  Desks have ruled for too long!%
\footnote{Since at least the early modern period.}
Up with chairs,%
\footnote{Especially swivel chairs.}
let them rule instead!%
\footnote{Ever measured a bridge with a chair?}


double spaced paragraph

single spaced footnotes

This is standard LaTeX, since that's what I'm using; I've not tested on XeLaTeX.

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