# [texhax] can't produce a footnote within a footnote using the manyfoot package in Latex

Uwe Lueck uwe.lueck at web.de
Fri Apr 30 22:16:12 CEST 2010

[subject repeated:] can't produce a footnote within a footnote using the manyfoot package in Latex

No surprise!

(manyfoot uses the standard TeX approach of producing footnotes which does not support nesting footnotes. my answer is a sociological experiment as well ...)

However,

http://ctan.org/pkg/bigfoot

includes (as I understand the description) an attempt at nesting footnotes. (Yet I do not know how to use it.)

HTH -- Uwe.

George Colpitts <george.colpitts at gmail.com> wortete at 30.04.2010 20:26:00:
>Here is my attempt to produce a footnote within a footnote using the
>manyfoot package in Latex:
>
>\documentclass[12pt]{book}
>
>\usepackage{manyfoot}
>\DeclareNewFootnote{A}[Alph]
>
>\begin{document}
>
>
>before the war\footnote{outer footnote\footnoteA{nested footnote}}
> after
>\end{document}
>
>
>
>
>However I only I get one footnote, numbered with a superscript 1 and
>at the end of it a superscript A promising but not delivering the
>nested footnote:
>
>1 outer footnote A
>
>What I expect for footnotes is two footnotes, i.e.:
>
>1 outer footnote A
>
>A nested footnote
>
>I have read the manyfoot.pdf documentation but can't figure out how to
>do this. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to have any simple examples.
>
>Thanks
>George
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