[texhax] Horizontal Footnotes in Critical Editions

Uwe Lück uwe.lueck at web.de
Tue Sep 6 22:34:13 CEST 2005

At 16:46 06.09.05, Chris Yocum wrote:
>     I am a PhD student doing a critical edition of a Middle Irish
>text.  Part of this edition is putting footnotes in the text where
>there are manuscript variations of the spelling, etc. in footnotes.
>This creates many small footnotes, which are taking up much of the
>page.  In standard critical editions, these footnotes are often placed
>horizontally rather than vertically.  Is there a way in LaTeX2e to
>change the placing of footnotes so that they run horizontally rather
>than vertically?

Please have a look at
for two LaTeX packages made especially for critical editions.
As opposed to footmisc, they provide 5 or 6 "layers" of footnotes.
ednotes indeed uses manyfoot. Some layers may be "horizontal"
("para"), others "vertical" ("plain").

For editing poetry, there is a third package, poemscol, very


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