[texhax] Footnotes: Numbering

Tom Backer Johnsen backer at psych.uib.no
Thu Dec 21 23:30:38 CET 2006

Uwe Lück wrote:
> At 17:38 21.12.06, Tom Backer Johnsen wrote:
>> E. Krishnan wrote:
>> > On Thu, 21 Dec 2006, Tom Backer Johnsen wrote:
>> >
>> >> What I do not like is that the number is very close to the text of the
>> >> footnote.  It it possible to increase this distance in some way?
>> >
>> > Please try \footnote{\hspace{2pt}footnote text}. Instead of "2pt" 
>> you try
>> > other values.
>> Thank you. But the drawback with that one is that you have to make the
>> change for all the footnotes.  If possible, I would prefer one command
>> to change all footnotes in the same way.
> \newcommand{\FN}{1]{\unskip\footnote{\hspace{2pt}#1}}
> in the document preamble, then use \FN in place of \footnote.
> The \unskip can be omitted, it is something I like to use
> so I can indent \FN and its argument in the code, so
> it is easy to see what is main text and what is footnote text.

To me, that looks quite elegant.  I'll try it out tomorrow (it's 
almost midnight in Norway).  I am a bit unsure about what the \unskip 
part does though.  Have to try that as well.


> footmisc offers a layout command, but why load a package
> when a single \newcommand line suffices?

As long as it is readable, that sounds reasonable.  Good night.


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