[tex-live] Footmisc and setspace problem

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Mon Sep 15 19:12:59 CEST 2008

Meho R. <meho_r at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I noticed that footmisc and setspace packages don't work very well
> together in texlive 2008 although in the manual of footmisc it is
> stated that if setspace is put before footmisc in the preamble
> everything should be fine. Still, footnotes retain default spacing no
> matter of \setstretch given. A bug? Does anyone other have same
> problem? 

[note that my address is prominently quoted in the source, with a note
that i continue to support the package.  did mail to my address fail?]

it is not a bug, it's a design feature.

given the much smaller size of footnote text, the same stretch as that
used in the main text is unlikely to be useful.

however, if you _really_ want the effect, set it up by


or whatever.

double spacing is designed to allow space between lines of typewriter
output to write comments.  (i never used to find it possible...)  this
is plainly a ridiculous idea with footnotes, but if needs must...

robin fairbairns

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