# [texhax] Footnote margin question (redux)

Douglas McKenna doug at mathemaesthetics.com
Wed Dec 18 23:10:38 CET 2013

Tom Sgouros wrote -

> I think you want this:
>
> \changepage{0in}{-3in}{0in}{0in}{0in}{0in}{0in}{0in}{0in}
>
> documentation.
>
> Good luck,

That seems to work and makes perfect sense.  I'll have to look at the explanation, as all those 0 arguments in a row are extremely confusing given that they can only be understood positionally.

Thanks!

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>
> > But in this footnote, otherwise similar to
> > what was on the first page, it doesn't seem to be subject to the
> > right margin reduction we thought was in effect via the {\tt adjustwidth}
> > environment to which the main text is currently subject.
> > {\bf WHY??  How does one conform the footnote right margin to the 3 inch
> > inset right margin that the text has??
>
>
>
> > }}
> >

That didn't work, but only because the footnote's nested "\end{adjustwidth}" needs to be between the last two braces instead of in front of them.  The first brace in my example ended the boldface group.  Once I got that figured out, it seems to work.

But I'm trying to avoid having to do this in every footnote, so the above \changepage solution seems more general.

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Jan de Ruijter offered -

> maybe this helps:
>
> http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/75018/change-the-footnotes-length-increase-footnotes-right-margin

That doesn't seem like what I want, but I'll keep it in mind.

Again, thanks all.

Doug McKenna