# [texhax] Indenting the footnote rule - how to?

Philip G. Ratcliffe philip.ratcliffe at uninsubria.it
Thu Jul 15 14:21:13 CEST 2004

> \renewcommand\footnoterule{%
> \kern-3p@
> \hspace*{10mm}\hrule\@width.4\columnwidth
> \kern2.6\p@}
>
> Note the dimension 10mm is just an example and you can put what ever you
> want.

I beg to disagree: did you actually try this, Mohamed?  Of course, there is
a typo - \kern-3p@ should be \kern-3\p at .  However, when I do this it simply
doesn't work - and if you try something like

\renewcommand\footnoterule{
\kern-3\p@ X\hspace*{10mm}X\hrule \@width .4\columnwidth \kern2.6\p@}

you will immediately see why.  Hence my (horrible!) construction with \vbox
etc.

Cordialmente,  Philip G. Ratcliffe