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

Barbara Beeton bnb at ams.org
Thu Jul 15 15:49:22 CEST 2004

the reason the suggested approaches don't indent the
rule is that \hrule is by definition a vertical mode
command, and will either shift you into vertical mode
or fail with an error.  \vrule is what works in
horizontal mode.  you do, however, have to specify all
three dimensions, and get back into vertical mode:

%       \hspace*{2in} aaa \hrule \@width .1\columnwidth
       \hspace*{2in} aaa
       \vrule \@width .1\columnwidth \@height.4\p@ \@depth\z@
       \kern .6\p@}

obviously the magnitude of the dimensions can be
jiggered -- \@height 2.4\p@ \@depth-2\p@  will
raise the rule by 2pt.
							-- bb

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