# [texhax] auto footnote placement in textwidth area

Uwe Lueck uwe.lueck at web.de
Sat Jan 7 18:54:09 CET 2012

bala <jack_perl at yahoo.com> wrote 06.01.2012 18:06:00:
> I have drying multicolumn package with footnote placement
> in the text area width (automatically adjust in the \textwidth area).
> That is possible in LaTeX or XeLaTeX? If yes, could you please
> provide me some sample. I have tried ledmac, footmisc, etc.,
> but this is controlling in the footer align only. But, I need to
> automatically update in the textarea width.

I do not quite understand (i) "footnote placement in the text area width",
(ii) "controlling in the footer align", and (iii) "automatically update in the
textarea width". The only sense I can make of (i) would be getting
footnotes typeset in a single column of text area width on the page
below the columns, spanning all of them.

And actually I do not quite understand (iv) "drying multicolumn package".
First I thought you tried the *multicol* package already, but you may be
looking for a package allowing multiple columns with text-area-width-wide
footnotes. Anyway, according to what I read, multicol *is* a package that
does this. It happens without any additional footnote package, just

\documentclass{article} %% or so
\usepackage{multicol}
%% more?
\begin{document}
%% title and such
\begin{multicols}{NUMBER}
TEXT.\footnote{FOOTNOTE TEXT.}
\end{multicols}
\end{document}

Maybe it stops working as soon as you add another footnote package,
I don't know, sorry ...

HTH -- Uwe.