# Using \footnotemark / \footnotetext trick for \footnote in \caption removes footnote number

I had the issue of having two footnotes appear in \caption in a figure-environment. Fortunately, this answer (Using \footnote in a figure's \caption) provided a solution.

My code is as follows:

\begin{figure}
\begin{minipage}{\textwidth}
\includegraphics[width=0.5\textwidth]{ReportMenu}
\caption[The report submenu]{Each of the pre-defined reports appear as a menu item in the \textbf{Reporting} submenu.  Some installations have custom reports made special by Innovative for them, and only appears on installations that request it.  Report queue'' is the only item not a report,\footnotemark{} while Fleet statistics'' is a special report for fleet handling and only available for installations with the fleet module.  In this example, all available (at writing) custom reports appear, none of which have been translated into English as they are designed for Danish and Norwegian installations.  These custom reports will not appear on new installations.}
\footnotetext{Since iv2.9e, another item for report scheduling has appeared underneath the report queue and is also not a report.}
\label{fig:menu}
\end{minipage}
\end{figure}


Which yields the following result:

You'll notice that while the 5 for the inline note appears (this is correct at this point in the document), it does not appear the footnote itself.

How do I make the number (re-)appear on the footnote itself without having to manually force it? I have a feeling I have missed something obvious.

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## 1 Answer

Put the \footnotetext{...} after the figure environment.

Edit: I also study the case when SCfigure is used together with minipage. Here \parbox is used instead of minipage though. Hope this will serve as a start.

Code

\documentclass[]{article}
\usepackage[margin=1cm]{geometry}
\usepackage[demo]{graphicx}
\usepackage{sidecap}

\begin{document}

\begin{SCfigure}
%\begin{minipage}{\textwidth}
\includegraphics[width=0.6\textwidth]{ReportMenu}
\parbox[t]{0.3\textwidth}{
\caption[The report submenu]{Each of the pre-defined reports appear as a menu item in the \textbf{Reporting} submenu.  Some installations have custom reports made special by Innovative for them, and only appears on installations that request it.  Report queue'' is the only item not a report,\footnotemark{} while Fleet statistics'' is a special report for fleet handling and only available for installations with the fleet module.  In this example, all available (at writing) custom reports appear, none of which have been translated into English as they are designed for Danish and Norwegian installations.  These custom reports will not appear on new installations.}
\label{fig:menu}}
%\end{minipage}
\end{SCfigure}
\footnotetext{Since iv2.9e, another item for report scheduling has appeared underneath the report queue and is also not a report.}
\end{document}

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With the possible (unavoidable) effect that the footnote can go in a different page than the figure. –  egreg Oct 31 '13 at 11:37
@egreg -- Yes, indeed. For that case, \clearpage is what I would try, to fix it. –  Jesse Oct 31 '13 at 11:44
Yeah, but I have an unfortunate situation that my figure appears on a page of its own (which is also why this issue isn't such a big concern; as it is the only footnote on that entire page), so it is somewhat impractical to add the footnote to the page it is on. –  Svip Oct 31 '13 at 11:47
In addition, when I use minipage I cannot use the SCfigure correctly, as the figure suddenly becomes rather thin. My figure in question is rather tall, so it would be neat to move it to the right/left of a page. But I consider that a different issue entirely. –  Svip Oct 31 '13 at 11:48
@Svip -- please see my update. –  Jesse Oct 31 '13 at 12:29