# Issues

Issue #216 resolved

# \footnote[frame] restricts footnotes to the width of the first column

idleroux
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Footnotes created with \footnote[frame]{...} are justified to the width of the first column. This is not indicated in the documentation, and seems illogical: if a footnote is to be displayed at the bottom of the slide then it should have the use of the whole slide width. Example:

{{{

# !LaTeX

\documentclass{beamer}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}{\textbackslash foonote[frame] with columns} \begin{columns} \column{0.5\columnwidth} Left column \column{0.5\columnwidth} Right column\footnote[frame]{This footnote gets wrapped to the width of the left column, even though it was created with \texttt{\textbackslash foonote[frame]}.} \end{columns} \end{frame}

\begin{frame}{\textbackslash foonote[frame] without columns} Full-width text\footnote[frame]{This footnote gets to use the whole width of the slide.} \end{frame} \end{document}

}}}

I've tested this for the current MikTeX 2.9 beamer: $Header: /Users/joseph/Documents/LaTeX/beamer/base/beamer.cls,v 70f9d8411e54 2011/09/12 18:58:34 joseph$

A simple but ugly workaround is to wrap the footnote in an mbox or minipage.

Regards,

-- IDL

# Comments (4)

OK, diagnosis here is easy: \hsize is not set in the \vbox used for footnotes. Just need to work out where the size is saved (assuming it is!).

1. Restore frame width for footnote box (fixes issue #216)

We define \framewidth at the start of each frame, and use this to restore the total width before creating 'frame' footnotes.

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(Reply via idle...@fastmail.fm):

Thanks for the quick fix!

-- IDL

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