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Is there any macro similar to the behavior of \nocite?, in the sense of printing an entry of the bibliography, but for putting the citation verbatim in the footnote, similar to \footfullcite but without the footnote superscript somewhere in the slide, and that works on beamer.

I want to show some reference in the bottom of a slide, but I don't want to put a reference number in particular in the slide. Instead, I want the reference to be just in the bottom of the slide (as a footnote).

I went through the biblatex manual without luck. Any ideas or suggestions?

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If by "reference number" you mean the footnote mark, you can define a variant of \footfullcite that suppresses the mark:

\newrobustcmd*{\footfullcitenomark}{%
  \AtNextCite{%
    \let\thefootnote\relax
    \let\mkbibfootnote\mkbibfootnotetext}%
  \footfullcite}

Here's an example demonstrating two variants - one that only suppresses the mark and another that prints the footnote without any indentation.

\documentclass{beamer}
\usepackage{biblatex}

\newrobustcmd*{\footfullcitenomark}{%
  \AtNextCite{%
    \let\thefootnote\relax
    \let\mkbibfootnote\mkbibfootnotetext}%
  \footfullcite}

% based on default footnote template from beamerinnerthemedefault.sty
\defbeamertemplate*{footnotetext}{default}{%
  %\parindent 1em\noindent%
  \raggedright
  %\hbox to 1.8em{\hfil\insertfootnotemark}%
  \insertfootnotetext\par}

\newrobustcmd*{\footfullcitenomarkleft}{%
  \AtNextCite{%
    \setbeamertemplate{footnote}{\usebeamertemplate{footnotetext}}%
    \let\mkbibfootnote\mkbibfootnotetext}%
  \footfullcite}

\addbibresource{biblatex-examples.bib}
\setbeamertemplate{navigation symbols}{}
\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
\vspace*{0.5\textheight}
Filler.\footfullcite{companion}  
Filler.\footfullcitenomark{companion}  
Filler.\footnote{\fullcite{companion}}
Filler.\footfullcitenomarkleft{companion}  
\end{frame}
\end{document}

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Yes something like that. But that leaves some indentation where the mark was supposed to be in the footnote. Is there a way to flush it to the right? Or should I leave with that space there? –  adn Apr 5 '13 at 3:00
    
@cgnieder if I use it as you told me I got the error Illegal parameter number in definition of \footcitenomark. But if I change it to ##1 instead, it compiles but it does nothing. –  adn Apr 5 '13 at 7:19
    
@adn That space is just the footnote indent. I've added an example to make this clear. –  Audrey Apr 5 '13 at 13:30

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