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I need to use a minipage environment and I need a footnote in that minipage. I want the footnote to be numbered in the normal footnote sequence and to occur together with the rest of the footnotes in my document. But, as this minimal example shows:

\documentclass{article}

\begin{document}

Spam

\begin{minipage}{.5\linewidth}
    Foo\footnote{bar}
\end{minipage}

Ham

\end{document}

the obvious thing produces a footnote that 1) appears at the bottom of the minipage, and not the page itself, and 2) is "numbered" alphabetically.

How can I get a regular footnote in a minipage?

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You should use the footnotemark and footnotetext commands to artificially insert the mark and text. See, e.g. http://latex.computersci.org/Reference/Footnotes , for usage information.

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