[Tuglist] new version of footmisc installed

Radhakrishnan CV tuglist@tug.org.in
28 Aug 2002 20:17:17 +0530

Subject: new version of footmisc installed
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2002 15:02:30 +0100
From: Robin Fairbairns <Robin.Fairbairns@cl.cam.ac.uk>

i have just installed a new version (v5.0) of footmisc.dtx on ctan

this represents a substantial revision of the previous version.

1. new package options

1a: side - put notes into marginpars rather than at the foot of the
    page; this option isn't terribly satisfactory, but it addresses at
    least one user's requirements
1b: ragged - set notes ragged right in their box; also a parameter
    \footnotelayout that determines how the notes are to be set
1c: hang - set footnote marker flush with the margin and hang-indent
    the footnote text according to the value of \footnotemargin

2. new commands

2a: \setfnsymbol and \DefineFNsymbols - these commands permit control
    of the way \fnsymbol-style footnote marks operate (i.e., they
    allow you to define the sequence of symbols)
2b: \mpfootnotemark - like \footnotemark, but referring to minipage
    footnotes if you're inside one
2c: \footref - make reference to a footnote label "as if a
    \footnotemark" (this is a copy of a command in the memoir class,
    at the suggestion of peter wilson)

3. improvements

3a: i've worked on the documentation somewhat.  several things are
    noticeably better, i think.
3b: the multiple option has been completely re-implemented using a
    scheme that is compatible with alexander rozhenko's manyfoot
    package -- i.e., his package and my package will each respect the
    other's footnote marks when checking for multiple footnote

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team