# Re: controlling thanks footnote indentation with the titling package

shouldn't you use \thanksmargin too? (note: i've never studied the
package in anything more than superficial fashion, before today.)

Yes, I tried that. But it turns out that \thanksmargin only affects the
margin of lines other than the first. It doesn't affect the indentation of
the first line in the \thanks note, which is what I want to do.

Another way of putting it: by increasing \thanksmargin, it is possible to
align the left edge of the second and subsequent lines of the \thanks note
with the left edge of the first line, thereby creating a flush-left \thanks
note. But that entire note will be somewhat indented, because the first line
is indented by default. And I don't know how to change that default setting.

however, i'll add it to my (long) list of potential problems with
footmisc. i'm not currently scheduling work on it (it's a spare-time
thing, anyway), but i might find myself with time on my hands, in a
month or two.

Many thanks -- I certainly appreciate it.

--John

"Robin Fairbairns" <rf@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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"John Bullock" <john.bullock@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
I am using the titling package. By default, it indents the
\thanks{}
footnote on the title page. In other words, the \thanks{} footnote marker,
which is an asterisk by defaulted, is indented from the left margin. How
can
I shrink or eliminate this indent?

The obvious solution seemed to be

\setlength{\thanksmarkwidth}{0em}

but that didn't shrink the indent much. (It only shrank the box in which
the
marker appeared to 0em, making the marker disappear but leaving the indent
intact.)

shouldn't you use \thanksmargin too? (note: i've never studied the
package in anything more than superficial fashion, before today.)

I also tried

\usepackage{footmisc}
\setlength\footnotemargin{0em}

This works for all other footnotes but not for the \thanks{} footnote.

i'm not surprised. \thanks footnotes are done by a rather curious
mechanism. while (at a quick glance) i can't really fathom what the
titling package is doing, if it varies anything in the ordinary
mechanism footmisc is likely not to affect its behaviour.

however, i'll add it to my (long) list of potential problems with
footmisc. i'm not currently scheduling work on it (it's a spare-time
thing, anyway), but i might find myself with time on my hands, in a
month or two.
--
Robin Fairbairns, Cambridge

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