[texhax] Footnotes: Numbering

Philip G. Ratcliffe philip.ratcliffe at uninsubria.it
Fri Dec 22 11:26:31 CET 2006

> > > footmisc offers a layout command, but why load a package
> > > when a single \newcommand line suffices?
> >
> >Yeh, just keep re-inventing the wheel!
> I hope it's clear that typing a simple line of code
> and inventing something are not the same.
> Think of \documentclass, \usepackage, \begin{document} etc.
> which many people type without inventing them.

I beg to disagree: \documentclass etc. are already defined by LaTeX and
therefore need no invention, once a minimal manual has been read.  However,
{\FN}{1]{\unskip\footnote{\hspace{2pt}#1}} is most definitely an invention.

Hey, why use a piezoelectric gas lighter when you can rub two sticks

All the best to everyone for the festive season,  Phil

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