# [texhax] Indenting the footnote rule - how to?

Mohamed HOUSSNI houssni at e-press.co.ma
Thu Jul 15 12:43:48 CEST 2004

Michal Dobaczewski a écrit :

> Hello,
>
> I need to construct a one-page document in LaTeX (using tetex) where
> the lower left corner of the paper must not contain any text (this is
> due to the emblem being printed there on the company paper). I would
> like to indent the footnotes on the page to clear this emblem. The
> main text needs to stay as it is (normal).
>
> I am using letter class. So far I have managed to hack the section of
> the letter.cls file (by trial and error :( ) to indent the text of the
> footnote. I changed the original code of:
>
> \long\def\@makefntext#1{%
>     \noindent
>     \hangindent 5\p@
>     \hb at xt@5\p@{\hss\@makefnmark}#1}
>
> to:
>
> \long\def\@makefntext#1{%
>     \noindent
>     \hangindent 100\p@
>     \hb at xt@100\p@{\hss\@makefnmark}#1}
>
> (changed the 5 to 100).
>
> But I cannot seem to find a way to indent the line above the footnotes
> (\footnoterule) as well.... :(

\renewcommand\footnoterule{%
\kern-3p@
\hspace*{10mm}\hrule\@width.4\columnwidth
\kern2.6\p@}

Note the dimension 10mm is just an example and you can put what ever you
want.

> I would appreciate any advice on how to do this. Also, maybe there is
> a much easier or elegant way to solve the original problem?
>
> Thanks a lot,
>
> Michal Dobaczewski.
>
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