# How to change type size used for footnotes in LaTeX

📅 2013-Jan-20 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ footnote, latex, size, type ⬩ 📚 Archive

Footnotes in a LaTeX document are rendered in the predefined footnotesize type size. This size lies between the scriptsize and small of the 9 type sizes in LaTeX. The size of footnotes in a LaTeX document can be changed by setting it one of the other 8 type sizes of LaTeX.

For example, to reduce the footnote type size by one increment:

``\renewcommand{\footnotesize}{\scriptsize}``