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I want to put a closing round parenthesis next to a footnote. I use \footnotemark and \footnotetext, since the footnote is part of a caption.

  \begin{center} 
    \includegraphics[width=0.8\textwidth]{...} 
    \caption[...]{...\protect\footnotemark}
  \end{center}
\end{figure}
\vspace{15pt}

\footnotetext{...}

How can I configure a command for using a footnote with parenthesis?

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It's bad practice to footnote text of captions. For one thing, at least: if the figure floats on another page, the footnote will be in the wrong place. Add the text of the footnote to the caption. –  egreg Aug 29 '11 at 11:44
    
@egreg, I am writing my bachelor thesis and the quoting regulations require a footnote with closing paranthesis for the captions of figures. I tried to avoid \footnotemarkand \footnotetext but found no other solution. –  Mirco Aug 29 '11 at 11:53
    
Where should the closing parenthesis be positioned? After the footnote mark in the caption, e.g. "1)", or at the end of the footnote text? –  lockstep Aug 29 '11 at 12:02
    
After the footnote mark in the caption and at the beginning of the footnote text. –  Mirco Aug 29 '11 at 12:05
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This answer shows how to add left and right braces to the footnote marks in text and footer. It should be easily adaptable to your problem. –  lockstep Aug 29 '11 at 12:10

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This may not be the most elegant solution -- I cloned the original definitions of \footnotemark and \footnotetext and added a closing brace at the appropriate location. (If one wanted to use the optional arguments of \footnotemark/footenotetext, more "cloned" definitions would be needed.)

\documentclass{article}

\makeatletter
\def\quotingfootnotemark{%
  \@ifnextchar[\@xfootnotemark
  {\stepcounter{footnote}%
  \protected@xdef\@thefnmark{\thefootnote)}%
  \@footnotemark}}
\def\quotingfootnotetext{%
  \@ifnextchar [\@xfootnotenext
  {\protected@xdef\@thefnmark{\thempfn)}%
  \@footnotetext}}
\makeatother

\begin{document}

\begin{figure}
\centering
\rule{1cm}{1cm}
\caption[A figure]{A figure\quotingfootnotemark}
\end{figure}

\quotingfootnotetext{A quoting footnote.}

Some text.\footnote{A standard footnote.}

Some text.\footnotemark

\footnotetext{A standard footnote produced with \texttt{\textbackslash
    footnotemark} and \texttt{\textbackslash footnotetext}.}

\end{document}
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It is perfect. Thanks a lot! –  Mirco Aug 29 '11 at 13:54
    
@Mirco: You're welcome. Don't forget to upvote my question as soon as you have enough reputation to do so (15). ;-) –  lockstep Aug 29 '11 at 13:55

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