[texhax] about \skip\footins --footnoterule
Axel E. Retif
axel.retif at mac.com
Fri Sep 26 18:29:48 CEST 2008
On 26 Sep, 2008, at 07:47, Barbara Beeton wrote:
> On 25 Sep, 2008, at 18:09, Donald Arseneau wrote:
>> "Axel E. Retif" <axel.retif at mac.com> writes:
>> That is an error! \footnoterule must consume zero vertical space.
> Thank you. I'll look into this. I took half the code from The LaTeX
> Companion, 2nd ed., p. 112
> you failed to notice that this is a three-part
> \hrule width 2in height 0.4pt
> the first part backs up three points;
> the second adds .4pt as a rule;
> the third adds 2.6pt of space.
> the total space occupied is 0pt (-3 + .4 + 2.6).
> so an equivalent definition without a rule would
> be either
> or just
Thank you very much for taking the time to explain to me what should
have been obvious in the very first place.
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