[latexrefman-commits] r449 - in /trunk: ChangeLog latex2e.texi

jhefferon at domain.hid jhefferon at domain.hid
Fri Oct 2 15:53:43 CEST 2015

Author: jhefferon
Date: Fri Oct  2 15:53:42 2015
New Revision: 449

URL: http://svn.gna.org/viewcvs/latexrefman?rev=449&view=rev


Modified: trunk/ChangeLog
URL: http://svn.gna.org/viewcvs/latexrefman/trunk/ChangeLog?rev=449&r1=448&r2=449&view=diff
--- trunk/ChangeLog	(original)
+++ trunk/ChangeLog	Fri Oct  2 15:53:42 2015
@@ -1,3 +1,7 @@
+2015-09-28  Jim Hefferon  <jhefferon at domain.hid>
+	* latex2e.texi (Footnotes): Provide examples.
 2015-09-28  Jim Hefferon  <jhefferon at domain.hid>
 	* latex2e.texi (\quotation and \quote): Combine the two,

Modified: trunk/latex2e.texi
URL: http://svn.gna.org/viewcvs/latexrefman/trunk/latex2e.texi?rev=449&r1=448&r2=449&view=diff
--- trunk/latex2e.texi	(original)
+++ trunk/latex2e.texi	Fri Oct  2 15:53:42 2015
@@ -4583,10 +4583,20 @@
 @cindex footnotes, creating
-Footnotes can be produced in one of two ways.  They can be produced
-with one command, the @code{\footnote} command.  They can also be
-produced with two commands, the @code{\footnotemark} and the
- at domain.hid} commands.
+Place a numbered footnote at the bottom of the current page, as here.
+ at example
+Noel Coward stated that having to read footnotes resembles having to go 
+downstairs to answer the door, while making 
+love.\footnote at domain.hid truth, it doesn't resemble it all that much.@}
+ at end example
+ at LaTeX{} lets you place multiple footnotes on a page; if the text
+becomes too long it will flow to the next page.
+You can also produce footnotes by combining the @code{\footnotemark} and
+the @code{\footnotetext} commands, which is useful in special
 * \footnote::           Insert a footnote.
@@ -4608,13 +4618,32 @@
 @end example
-The @code{\footnote} command places the numbered footnote @var{text}
-at the bottom of the current page.  The optional argument @var{number}
-changes the default footnote number.
-This command can only be used in outer paragraph mode; i.e., you
-cannot use it in sectioning commands like @code{\chapter}, in figures,
-tables or in a @code{tabular} environment.  (See following sections.)
+Place a numbered footnote @var{text} at the bottom of the current page.
+ at example
+There are over a thousand footnotes in Gibbon's 
+\textit at domain.hid and Fall of the Roman Empire at domain.hid
+reading an early version, David Hume complained, ``One is also plagued 
+with his Notes, according to the present Method of printing the Book'' 
+and suggested that they ``only to be printed at the Margin or 
+the Bottom of the Page.''@}
+ at end example
+The optional argument @var{number} allows you to specify the footnote
+number.  If you use this option then the footnote number counter is not
+incremented, and if you do not use it then the counter is incremented.
+Change the symbol used to show the footnote counter with something like
+ at code{\renewcommand at domain.hid@}@}}
+(@pxref{\alph \Alph \arabic \roman \Roman \fnsymbol}).  To make this
+change globally put that in the preamble.  If you make the change
+locally then you may want to reset the counter with
+ at code{\setcounter at domain.hid@}}.
+You cannot use @code{\footnote} in an argument to a sectioning command
+such as @code{\chapter}, or in figures, tables or in a @code{tabular}
+environment (it can only be used in outer paragraph mode).  There are
+some workarounds; see following sections.
 @c xx mention packages that fix this

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