Index of /macros/latex/contrib/bigfoot
This is the bigfoot bundle for critical edition typesetting and other
concerns, written by David Kastrup (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org). The complete
package in development can be accessed using the CVS instructions at
CTAN:/macros/latex/contrib/bigfoot provides released versions.
The whole bundle is released under the GPL version 2 (or later). Part
of the work has been sponsored or commissioned by various parties
(including TUG), but further functionality and development depends on
your support, financially or by participation. The author has a
Paypal account which you might consider contributing to.
All of the files (except perpage.sty, for historical reasons) need
eTeX 2 as the LaTeX engine. Newer distributions already are
eTeX-based; with older distributions you might need to use the
File descriptions for available files:
bigfoot.ins: This is a generated file and not in the CVS archive (but
on CTAN). If you need to generate it, you can do so by running
`tex docstrip' and answering the prompts
Running TeX on bigfoot.ins will generate further files.
suffix.dtx: This is the doc source for `suffix.sty', a package that
makes it very easy to define command variants like \macro* or
\macro\!. It is included in the critical bundle since typical
document classes for real critical editions documents will tend to
want weird signs under handy abbreviations, like \< and \<<, or
\=>, or things like \footnote' macros, or \footnote<...\footnote>
with different formatting/numbering and so on.
perpage.dtx: This is the doc source for `perpage.sty'. Used for
keeping counters sorted in order of page appearance and making
numbering per page possible.
bigfoot.dtx: This is the doc source for `bigfoot.sty'. Used for
solving every problem around footnotes and then some. Deals with
nested footnotes in several apparatus, uses a backtracking
algorithm for finding the optimal break across several footnotes,
automatically breaks in-paragraph style footnotes across pages,
uses fuzzy logic for deciding about when to prefer in-paragraph
layout to one-footnote-per-paragraph layout on a per-note and
per-block basis, deals with colors in footnotes even when broken
across pages, adapts the document class's footnote style to
in-paragraph footnotes as good as it can, allows customization of
styles differing across footnote blocks, allows verbatim text in
footnotes and so on.