# [texhax] how to have footnote formatted to full width in twocolumn latex document?

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Fri Sep 7 23:38:35 CEST 2007

Thanh Han The writes:

> can anyone please give me a hint on how to format footnotes
> to full width in a two column latex document (using the
> standard latex twocolumn option, not the multicol
> package) as below:
>
>
> text text text text      text text text text
> text text text text      text text text text
> text text text text      text text text text
> text text text text      text text text text
> text text text text      text text text text
> text text text text      text text text text
> text text text text      text text text text
> text text text text      text text text text
> text text text text      text text text text
> text text text text      text text text text
>
> footnote footnote footnote footnote footnote
> footnote footnote footnote footnote footnote
> footnote footnote footnote footnote footnote

Hi Thanh,
I suppose that you looked into Robin's FAQ already.  As far as I
understand, it is unlikely that there is a solution.

The LaTeX manual (Lamport) says that both, \twocolunm and \onecolumn
start a new page.  I fear that these commands switch between two
output routines and the twocolumn output routine more or less treats
a column like page.  If this is true it's hard to achieve what you
want.

All the best,
Reinhard

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