# [Tex/LaTex] Configuring footnote position and spacing

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(A) How do I shift the footnote vertically down 1 mm or so? (B) I want to introduce some additional space in between one foot note and the next one, and between the first footnote and the line that separates it from the regular text.

\vspace{1mm} inside the \footnote{} command does not solve this.

Using XeTex

\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage[top = 1in, bottom = 1in, left = 1in, right = 1in]{geometry}
\usepackage{amsmath, booktabs, graphicx, setspace}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[hang]{footmisc}
\begin{document}
\begin{spacing}{1.9}
TEXT.\footnote{\vspace{1mm} my footnote is here.}
\end{spacing}
\end{document}


(C) How do I prevent a long footnote from partly continuing in the next page? (D) I must also find a way to linebreak in footnotes without justifying the first line.

The footmisc package (with the 'hang' option) only makes the footnote symbol flush to the left. (E) I would actually like to put it a couple points away from the left margin. (F) And make the footnote number bold.

I don't know if I got completely what you want to achieve...

• To "introduce some additional space in between one foot note and the next one, and between the first footnote and the line that separates it from the regular text" you can add the following line to your preamble (change 5mm to 1mm or whatever you need):

\addtolength{\footnotesep}{5mm} % change to 1mm

• To "make the footnote number bold" you can add the following line to your preamble:

\renewcommand{\thefootnote}{\textbf{\arabic{footnote}}}

• To "put it a couple points away from the left margin" you can load the package footmisc with the option flushmargin:

\usepackage[flushmargin]{footmisc}


Complete code:

\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage[top = 1in, bottom = 1in, left = 1in, right = 1in]{geometry}
\usepackage{amsmath, booktabs, graphicx, setspace}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}

\usepackage[flushmargin]{footmisc}

\renewcommand{\thefootnote}{\textbf{\arabic{footnote}}}

\begin{document}
\begin{spacing}{1.9}
TEXT.\footnote{my first footnote is here.}

TEXT.\footnote{my second footnote is here.}
\end{spacing}
\end{document}


Output: