Menu
CTAN
Comprehensive TeX Archive Network
Cover Upload Browse

Direc­tory tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/fixfoot

Notes on fixfoot.sty

This is an experimental package that provides fixed footnotes; only
one instance of a fixed footnote will appear on any one page.  (The
package is "experimental" because it's lacking at least one obvious
facility; no reports of problems in actual use have been received.)

The package defines a single command, \DeclareFixedFootnote, which
takes an optional *, and two `ordinary' arguments.

If the optional * is present, the command declared has an \xspace
command (from the xspace package) imbedded in it, so that spaces
following the fixed footnote in running text tend not to be lost.

The first ordinary argument is a command name.
The second ordinary argument is the fixed text of the footnote.

\DeclareFixedFootnote will then define the command to produce the
footnote, or to a link to an existing copy of the fixed footnote on
the same page.

e.g., \DeclareFixedFootnote*{\sic}{\emph{sic}}
      \DeclareFixedFootnote{\prooflater}{This theorem will be proved
                                         later}

The package works by exchanging information with itself via the .aux
file.  Just as with labels (and per-page footnote numbers in
footmisc), the user ordinarily needs to run latex at least twice.

The package does not (yet) have the ability to warn the user that
another run of latex is still necessary.  Some evidence of user demand
would be necessary to encourage me to invest effort in getting LaTeX
to give that warning.

Robin Fairbairns
afterthought, of 2009-07-20

$Id: README,v 1.2 2009/07/20 12:45:45 rf10 Exp rf10 $

Files

Name Size Date Notes
README 1565 2009-07-20 02:46
fixfoot.pdf 56191 2010-02-20 12:26
fixfoot.sty 7792 2007-12-12 05:30
fixfoot.tex 1925 2010-02-20 12:26
testfix.tex 406 2000-02-09 01:00

Down­load the con­tents of this pack­age in one zip archive (52.9k).

fix­foot – Mul­ti­ple use of the same foot­note text

Pro­vides a \De­clareFixedFoot­note com­mand to pro­vide a sin­gle com­mand for a fre­quently-used foot­note. The pack­age en­sures that only one in­stance of the foot­note text ap­pears on each page (LaTeX needs to be run sev­eral times to achieve this).

Pack­age De­tailsfix­foot
Ver­sion0.3a
Li­censeThe LaTeX Project Public Li­cense
Main­tainerRobin Fair­bairns
Con­tained inTeXlive as fix­foot
MikTeX as fix­foot
Topics foot­note sup­port
See also savefnmark
Guest Book Sitemap Contact