# Using \thanks and \footnote without without numbering/mark and line

I want to use \thanks and \footnote without any numbering/mark with my title. Is there a way to do it?

I use:

\documentclass[letterpaper,twocolumn,10pt]{article}


after Alan Munn's answer it works for the numbering or mark, but what about the line just above the footnote?

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Which document class are you using? Adding a minimal example would clarify such things and allow other people to modify it accordantly. –  Martin Scharrer Apr 3 '11 at 22:13
@Martin Scharrer, edited, thanks. –  berkay Apr 4 '11 at 1:00

As the comments suggest, there may be some issues with the particular document class you are using, but with the regular article or scrartcl classes (but not with classes that create a title page) you can simply redefine \footnotemark in your preamble. This won't affect the further use of footnotes in the document (which I assume you still want to have numbered normally.) I've also added code to remove the footnote rule.

\documentclass{article}
\author{An Author}
\title{A title\thanks{Some thanks}}
\renewcommand\footnotemark{}
\renewcommand\footnoterule{}
\begin{document}
\maketitle
Some text\footnote{Hello}
\end{document}

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it works. Do you have any idea about how to remove the line just above the footnote? –  berkay Apr 4 '11 at 1:09
–  Caramdir Apr 4 '11 at 1:44
@Caramdir I've added that code. That will remove the rule for all subsequent footnotes too. To do it on just the first page (if that's what's needed) is tricky without an explicit \clearpage, I think. –  Alan Munn Apr 4 '11 at 2:04