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Q&A What program can automatically footnote different number of footnotes per line?

While I can't say for certain what tool the publishers used, you may wish to check out the para option of the LaTeX footmisc package. It automatically makes the formatting decision based on the foo...

posted 3y ago by Sigma‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Sigma‭

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#2: Post edited by user avatar Sigma‭ · 2021-05-14T13:48:02Z (about 3 years ago)
  • You may wish to check out the para option of the LaTeX [footmisc](https://ctan.org/pkg/footmisc) package. It automatically makes the formatting decision based on the footnote length.
  • Per the documentation:
  • ```
  • This option (derived from code by Dominik Wujastyk and Chris Rowley) causes
  • footnotes to be typeset as a single paragraph at the bottom of the page on which
  • they occur. In the case that there is only one footnote on the page, no effect
  • will be observed. However, if there are several footnotes on the page, they will
  • be run together in the page foot, each introduced by its footnote mark. The
  • original demand for the option came from the needs of those preparing critical
  • editions; such documents typically have large numbers of small footnotes, which
  • look ridiculous if each is typeset in a paragraph of its own; in most other disciplines,
  • such multiplicities of footnotes represent mere self-indulgence: the author of this
  • package is disgracefully guilty of this.
  • ```
  • While I can't say for certain what tool the publishers used, you may wish to check out the para option of the LaTeX [footmisc](https://ctan.org/pkg/footmisc) package. It automatically makes the formatting decision based on the footnote length.
  • Per the documentation:
  • ```
  • This option (derived from code by Dominik Wujastyk and Chris Rowley) causes
  • footnotes to be typeset as a single paragraph at the bottom of the page on which
  • they occur. In the case that there is only one footnote on the page, no effect
  • will be observed. However, if there are several footnotes on the page, they will
  • be run together in the page foot, each introduced by its footnote mark. The
  • original demand for the option came from the needs of those preparing critical
  • editions; such documents typically have large numbers of small footnotes, which
  • look ridiculous if each is typeset in a paragraph of its own; in most other disciplines,
  • such multiplicities of footnotes represent mere self-indulgence: the author of this
  • package is disgracefully guilty of this.
  • ```
#1: Initial revision by user avatar Sigma‭ · 2021-05-14T13:47:25Z (about 3 years ago)
You may wish to check out the para option of the LaTeX [footmisc](https://ctan.org/pkg/footmisc) package. It automatically makes the formatting decision based on the footnote length. 

Per the documentation:

```
This option (derived from code by Dominik Wujastyk and Chris Rowley) causes
footnotes to be typeset as a single paragraph at the bottom of the page on which
they occur. In the case that there is only one footnote on the page, no effect
will be observed. However, if there are several footnotes on the page, they will
be run together in the page foot, each introduced by its footnote mark. The
original demand for the option came from the needs of those preparing critical
editions; such documents typically have large numbers of small footnotes, which
look ridiculous if each is typeset in a paragraph of its own; in most other disciplines,
such multiplicities of footnotes represent mere self-indulgence: the author of this
package is disgracefully guilty of this. 
```