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After googling for a while, I decided to ask this question on here..

I am desperately trying to make a citation inside a figure (using BibLaTeX and the footnote-dw style [the sources are added as footnotes]), but I cannot figure out how to properly achieve this. Basically I want to do something like this:


    \caption{My Caption\cite{wikipedia-de-visitor}}

While the first \cite gives

pdfTeX warning (dest): name{Hfootnote.1} has been referenced but does
not exist, replaced by a fixed one

the second (not withing the figure) works just as expected.


bibliography.bib resides in the same dir as the .tex file and contains:


Commands used to "compile" are:

pdflatex test
biber test
pdflatex test
pdflatex test

Edit 2:

Changed the questions title (and part of the body) to reflect the facts offered by Ulrike Fischer.

PS: sorry for my bad english

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marked as duplicate by lockstep, Herbert, zeroth, mafp, Andrew Swann Mar 12 '13 at 15:10

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We need a minimal working example. This just can not work because the biblatex needs to know where the bibliography is. You need /addbibresource{path/to/bib/file.bib}. – gns-ank Mar 11 '13 at 15:45
I forgot to add the bib-entry: "@misc{wikipedia-de-visitor, url="de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Besucher_(Entwurfsmuster)"; }" – Tobias Heinicke Mar 11 '13 at 15:45
Welcome to TeX.sx! – Corentin Mar 11 '13 at 15:52
footnotes in floats doesn't work easily: tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=footintab. – Ulrike Fischer Mar 11 '13 at 15:53
Do it the other way round: Put the figure environment around the minipage (and the graphic and the \caption inside the minipage). – Ulrike Fischer Mar 11 '13 at 17:07
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Based on the facts added by UlrikeFischer I did another Google search and came up with this post: BasicallyTheSameQuestion

The author suggested to use \footnotetext{\fullcite{<key>}.} that did the trick for me.

The resulting code snippet is something like the following:

   \caption[a figure]{My Caption\footnotemark} 
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