[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}
> Instead of the adjustwidth environment.  Check out the changepage
> 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.


Radhakrishnan CV suggested -

>  \footnote{\begin{adjustwidth}{0pt}{3in}...​
> > 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??
> ​\end{adjustwidth}​
> > }}
> >

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.

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

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