[tex-eplain] footnote and amstex

Oleg Katsitadze olegkat at gmail.com
Thu Sep 21 17:28:16 CEST 2006

In case you haven't figured this out already:

On Wed, Sep 20, 2006 at 03:10:06PM +0200, Juan Mari Alberdi wrote:
> I've tried to use \footnote*{} after I had charged eplain and amstex in
> the same .tex file. I got an error.

Was the error about an undefined command?  I'd guess so (see

> As it is said in the book The Joy of TeX, \plainfootnote should be used
> instead. Then I didn't get an error. Is that alright?

Sorry, I don't have The Joy of TeX, but looking at
amstex.tex, I see that it \let's \footnote to
\plainfootnote, and then makes \footnote undefined (I don't
have a clue why).  Eplain, on the other hand, just redefines
\footnote.  So my guess is that you have to input eplain.tex
first, then amstex.tex, and then use \plainfootnote.  I
can't see why


after you load amstex.tex shouldn't work (but note I've
never used amstex.tex).  This should define \footnote to
Eplain's footnote macro.


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