[XeTeX] tabular in footnote

Keith J. Schultz keithjschultz at web.de
Mon Dec 5 08:11:07 CET 2011

Hi Dan,

O.K. Having references in the footnotes is quite normal. Use to do
all the time. 

The only problem I have is that I see no reason for fancy alignment,
but that be just me.

I do not no if this helps, but you might try using math mode.
Another, possibility I see is using Tikz/PGF. Of course, you should create a command
like \myrefernce for easy typing or even \myfootnote.


Am 04.12.2011 um 12:51 schrieb Daniel Greenhoe:

> Hi Keith,
> On Sun, Dec 4, 2011 at 6:01 PM, Keith J. Schultz <keithjschultz at web.de> wrote:
>> Most writers show poor style by stuffing all kinds of information in the footnote
> Thank you for your honest feedback. The purpose of the tabular
> footnotes is for citation information. I like verbose citations; I do
> not like seeing a reference with just a [1] and then I have to fish
> around in the nether regions of the book to get any clue as to what
> reference it refers to. Rather for each, say, theorem, I like to put
> on the same page (or close to the same page) as where the theorem
> occurs
>  1. multiple references for that one theorem (recent and old/original
> if possible)
>  2. reference information that is verbose enough to contain an
> author, a title, and a year (normally with additional info available
> in the Bibliography)
> I realize this style is not standard in the book industry, but I like
> it. And I think not having it this way may in part be a vestige of
> out-dated technology (e.g. typesetting with a simple typewriter).
> Thus, I often have several lines (one line per reference) for a single
> footnote. And I implement this using a tabular environment. I think
> tabular environments are a good mechanism for aligning material
> neatly.
> Dan

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