# Float control part 3: Floats underneath footnotes

Last week I wrote a new post on float control and today a new problem occurred while I was typesetting a report: A table was placed underneath the footnotes, which is wrong and ugly! Fortunately, the way to fix this is very easy. That’s why this post will be very short :-) We’re going to use a package called footmisc. Originally, this package was created to customize footnotes in a lot of different ways. We’re going to use one of them, namely the one that forces the footnotes to the bottom.

What you’ll be creating

## The footmisc package

Let’s cut right to the case. The footmisc package has several options and one of them is of our interest:

\usepackage[bottom]{footmisc}

That’s it! Try this out yourself by adding a table (preferably with the booktabs package for a nice look) and forcing it to the bottom:

\begin{table}[b] \begin{tabular}{llr} \toprule \multicolumn{2}{c}{Name} \\ \cmidrule(r){1-2} First name & Last Name & Grade \\ \midrule John & Doe & $7.5$ \\ Richard & Miles & $2$ \\ \bottomrule \end{tabular} \end{table}

Also, add a footnote to the page on which the table is placed and note that the table is placed underneath the footnote if the bottom option of footmisc is not in your preamble.