Problem

Using the biblatex package with the authortitle-dw style I'd like point from a footnote back to its first occurence -- where it has been cited as a whole due to the firstfull=true-option -- as shown in the following picture:

(of course not in red and not with another font :) )

MWE

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[
style=authortitle-dw,
backend=biber,
autocite=footnote,
firstfull=true,
singletitle=true,
]{biblatex}

\usepackage{filecontents}

\begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib}
@book {foo,
author = {Foo, Francis},
year = {2011},
location = {Footown},
}
@book {bar,
author = {Bar, Bernie},
title = {Barstory},
year = {2000},
location = {Barcity},
}
\end{filecontents}

\textheight=150pt

\begin{document}

\autocite{bar}
\autocite{foo}
\autocite{bar}
\autocite{foo}

\end{document}


This produces the following output:

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You can use the style footnote-dw. – Marco Daniel Feb 5 '12 at 10:30
Explanation: The style authortitle-dw has no option to set a seenote. So you have to redefine the cite-command. It's easier to use footnote-dw ;-) – Marco Daniel Feb 5 '12 at 10:40
@MarcoDaniel Shame on me for not reading the manual! Thanks for your input. – Thorsten Feb 5 '12 at 14:16
@Thorsten, did you just not read the manual or was the manual too complicated to see that footnote-dw suits your needs better? I just ask, because I do not often get feedback on my manual and thus don’t know if it’s good or bad. – domwass Feb 5 '12 at 19:06
@domwass I just didn't read it. I like your style very much and also the manual is written very well. I just wasn't aware of the functionality of the footnote-dw style because I always used authortitle-dw and it was perfect for my needs. – Thorsten Feb 5 '12 at 20:24

Expanding on Marco Daniel's comment: biblatex-dw features two styles: authortitle-dw (based on the standard authortitle style) and footnote-dw (based on authortitle-dw, and similar to the standard verbose-inote style). The main differences between authortitle and verbose styles are:

• For authortitle styles, one is supposed to look up the full bibliographic information in the (mandatory) bibliography. By default, these styles do not display full information in an entry's first citation. (authortitle-dw offers the firstfull option, which is set to false by default.)

• verbose styles, on the other hand, do without a bibliography (though one is often added for convenience). The full bibliographic information is displayed in an entry's first (footnote) citation (which may introduce a shorthand for this entry), and follow-up citations will either use the shorthand or include a pointer to the first citation.

Bottom line: If you'd like to "point from a footnote back to its first occurence", you are looking for a verbose style (here: footnote-dw).

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[
style=footnote-dw,
backend=biber,
autocite=footnote,
singletitle=true,
]{biblatex}

\usepackage{filecontents}

\begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib}
@book {foo,
author = {Foo, Francis},
year = {2011},
location = {Footown},
}
@book {bar,
author = {Bar, Bernie},
title = {Barstory},
year = {2000},
location = {Barcity},
}
\end{filecontents}

\textheight=100pt

\begin{document}

\autocite{bar}
\autocite{foo}
\autocite{bar}
\autocite{foo}

\end{document}


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Thanks for the explanation, I could’nt have said it better. – domwass Feb 5 '12 at 13:57
@lockstep Thanks for your great explanation. It's quite obvious now that I didn't reflect much :) – Thorsten Feb 5 '12 at 14:20