[Tex/LaTex] Change line spacing for footnote text only


I have to format a document to this finicky standard: "The entire document cannot exceed 25 double-spaced pages, including all supplementary material, and must be in Times New Roman, 11 point, font. Endnotes or footnotes are not required for the writing sample, however, if included they should be in 10 point font and single-spaced, with double-spacing between entries."

Some investigation reveals that with an 11pt article document class, the "small" text size is about 10 points. Ok. So I did: \renewcommand{\footnotesize}{\small}. I'm also using setspace for doublespacing, so I thought I could wrap all the footnotes in a singlespace environment (or begin them with \singlespacing or something like that. That does cause the footnotes to be single-spaced, but it also causes (a) the footnote text to begin on a separate line from the footnote number, and (b) large spaces between footnotes, which is both aesthetically and practically undesirable (gotta keep the page count down, y'know).

How can I get the footnote style right?

Best Answer

The setspace package's \doublespacing command and the package option of the same name should not affect footnotes.