# Creating customized footnotes

There are some strange footnotes in text that look like this:

in text:

At the university, we were given a task to remake in LaTeX a very old Soviet book on mathematical analysis by Grigoriy Fichtenholz. So I found these footnotes in the text. And they are everywhere. And I don't know what to do with them. Is there any command to change style of \footnote? Or there is some special way?

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Just two footnotes or all of them? – Alenanno Mar 13 at 10:02
Welcome to TeX.SX! Can you also show how the footnote marker appears in the text? – egreg Mar 13 at 10:27
I added one more screenshot – Dmitry Volobuev Mar 13 at 10:33
See this and this. – user 170039 Mar 13 at 14:59

This can work only if you use a “per page” numbering of footnotes. Next, the typesetting of the marker must be modified.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[perpage]{footmisc}
\usepackage{etoolbox}

% three should be sufficient
\DefineFNsymbols*{asterisks}{*{**}{***}}
\setfnsymbol{asterisks}
\renewcommand{\thefootnote}{\fnsymbol{footnote}}
% we want a nonbreaking space before the marker in text
\preto\footnote{\unskip~}
% we want the marker normal size and not superscripted, with )
\makeatletter
\renewcommand{\@makefnmark}{\mbox{\normalfont\@thefnmark})}
\settowidth{\footnotemargin}{***) }
\patchcmd{\@makefntext}{\hss\@makefnmark}{\hss \@makefnmark\ }{}{}
\makeatother

\textheight=2cm % just for the example

\begin{document}

First footnote\footnote{Some long text that should wrap
Now another footnote just to see what happens\footnote{Try this.}.

\end{document}


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Oh wow. This is exactly what I needed. Thank you! – Dmitry Volobuev Mar 13 at 11:48
and another question: How do I reset style of footnotes back to numeric? – Dmitry Volobuev Mar 13 at 14:20
@DmitryVolobuev That's a completely different question; please ask a new one with all the needed details. Do you want two different sets of footnotes? – egreg Mar 13 at 14:22
Yep. I need two different sets of footnotes – Dmitry Volobuev Mar 13 at 14:25
here – Dmitry Volobuev Mar 13 at 14:43

Here's a setup with \textasteriskcentered (providing for *,**,*** at the moment only) and using footmisc.

There's a wiley set of footmisc, which has *, ** already, but not ***, if this should be needed at all.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{textcomp}
\usepackage[symbol]{footmisc}

\DefineFNsymbols*{asterisks}{\textasteriskcentered{\textasteriskcentered\textasteriskcentered}{\textasteriskcentered\textasteriskcentered\textasteriskcentered}}
\let\origthefootnote\thefootnote
\renewcommand{\thefootnote}{\origthefootnote)}

\begin{document}
\setfnsymbol{asterisks}
A footnote on foo\footnote{foo} and another footnote on foobar\footnote{foobar} and yet another one\footnote{foobar foo}
\end{document}


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Footnotes are not common *, **, *** ... They are look like this *), **), ***), ****), ... – Dmitry Volobuev Mar 13 at 10:25
@DmitryVolobuev: Adding the ) is easy if they appear this way in text also – Christian Hupfer Mar 13 at 10:31
Note, though, that in the original text the ) seems not to be superscript. – tobias_k Mar 13 at 11:44

If you mean to ask how to make a footnote then the answer is using the command

\footnote{A strange russian footnote}


\renewcommand{\thefootnote}{\fnsymbol{footnote}}


If you mean to ask how to use *) and then **) as the footnote symbols the answer (as given HERE) is you'd have to add The following to your preamble

\def\@fnsymbol#1{\ensuremath{\ifcase#1\or *)\or \or **) \or ***) \or
\dagger\or \ddagger\or \mathsection\or \mathparagraph\or \|\or \dagger\dagger
\or \ddagger\ddagger \else\@ctrerr\fi}}
\renewcommand{\thefootnote}{\fnsymbol{footnote}}


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Footnotes are not common *, **, *** ... They are look like this *), **), ***), ****), ... – Dmitry Volobuev Mar 13 at 10:24
I fixed my answer accordingly – Elad Den Mar 13 at 10:49