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Reference different places to the same footnote

How can I have a single footnote but place the mark for it in multiple places on the page (in fact, in a single table). Assume that \footnote{} is used liberally in the rest of the document.

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marked as duplicate by doncherry, Mico, Andrey Vihrov, egreg, Stefan Kottwitz Feb 15 '12 at 13:16

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Do you require compatibility with hyperref? –  Werner Feb 15 '12 at 0:14
    
Not in this case. –  Michael Conlen Feb 15 '12 at 1:21
    
Does the linked post provide a solution to your question? –  Werner Feb 15 '12 at 2:34

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Objection, your honor:

Have you ever seen that in a book? Probably not. Because: Two footnotemarks numbered with e.g. an "8" raise the question whether it is a typo. But your readers can not come and ask you, if you really meant to do it this way.

Please, if you'd like to refer to the same text, make a footnote saying (maybe in better English than mine):

¹ Long sentence at: Wallace, Infinite Jest, p. 1234.

² See footnote 1.

What you'd like to do is against an old and sensible tradition.

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In technical documentation multiple footnote marks are quite common. –  Andrey Vihrov Feb 15 '12 at 10:00
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And how do you distinguish between error and purpose? Especially technical documentations suffering under many flaws, knocked together in minimal time -- especially there it is a no go. –  Keks Dose Feb 15 '12 at 10:16
    
This is a very good point! Although I see the counter arguments. But this works great for my cause. Just need to figure out, the hyperref will work correclty (1 in "See footnote 1" will lead to footnote 1). –  quapka May 11 at 1:21

Use \footnotemark[num] the second time you want to place a mark in the text.

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