Insert the LaTeX one of the three ways I mentioned in my post. As a proof of 
concept, before the first character of a piece of footnote text, insert the 
following LaTeX with LyX's LaTeX insertion facility (ERT):

~\\[2cm]

SteveT

On Friday 02 April 2010 13:35:46 Sandro Portmann wrote:
> I didn't get the clue. In you're idea, I should put that TeX-Code in to the
>  footnote or before the footnote marker appears in the text? I'm really new
>  in using LyX and I'm not having much experience in customizing it.
> 
> SP
> 
> Am 02.04.2010 um 19:14 schrieb Steve Litt:
> > Kludge alert:
> >
> > Put LaTeX ~\\[2cm] at the start of each footnote's text, or perhaps
> > change the footnote environment to place that before the footnote's text,
> > or if that doesn't work perhaps construct a character style that does the
> > same thing. These are ugly kludges that should be considered last
> > resorts.
> >
> > SteveT
> >
> > On Friday 02 April 2010 13:02:36 Sandro Portmann wrote:
> >> I've tested it, but ut doesn't work. Is there anyone in the community
> >> that can help me?
> >>
> >> SP
> >>
> >> Am 02.04.2010 um 16:43 schrieb rgheck:
> >>> On 04/02/2010 09:45 AM, Sandro Portmann wrote:
> >>>> Thanks a lot, works good. But there's an other question I have. How
> >>>> can I put the footnote right to the bottom of the page, if the page's
> >>>> not totally filled?
> >>>
> >>> Sorry, don't know the answer to that one. You could try something like:
> >>>   \setlength{\skip\footins}{2cm plus \textheight}
> >>> which allows LaTeX to "stretch" that length. But I don't know if it
> >>> would work.
> >>>
> >>> rh
> 

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