[texhax] about \skip\footins --footnoterule

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Fri Sep 26 22:40:40 CEST 2008

On  26 Sep, 2008, at 15:16, Donald Arseneau wrote:

> "Axel E. Retif" <axel.retif at mac.com> writes:
>>> That is an error!  \footnoterule must consume zero vertical space.
>> Thank you. I'll look into this. I took half the code from The LaTeX
>> Companion, 2nd ed., p. 112:
>>> \footnoterule [...] The default definition is equivalent to the   
>>> following:
>>>  \renewcommand\footnoterule{\vspace*{-3pt}%
>>>     \hrule width 2in height 0.4pt \vspace*{2.6pt}}
>> So to get no rule I omitted the second half of the code.
> See how the vspaces plus the height (thickness) of the rule add
> up to zero?
> For no rule, just define
> \renewcommand\footnoterule{}

Yes, that should have been obvious to me.

Thank you very much.


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