# Footnote is not clickable and the PDF cannot be selected

Say in chapter 2, page 10 I create a foonote (by doing: \footnote{bla bla....}). When I reference it in Page 10 I get a clickable reference to that footnote. But, in page 12 when I reference this footnote using \footnotemark[\value{footnote}] , I get the number of the footnote correct, but this time its not clickable. How can I fix this?

I am using Windows 7, MikTEX 2.9 and TexMaker. The PDF that I create is OK. But I can't seem to copy any text from the PDF. When I click, a long vertical bar appears. I am using Adobe PDF for viewing.

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Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. –  doncherry Apr 11 '12 at 9:48
As I already mentioned in my answer to the cross-post at LaTeX-Community.org, the hyperref README says that the optional argument of \footnotemark is not supported, since such a reference is not clear, in general. –  Stefan Kottwitz Apr 11 '12 at 12:27
@StefanKottwitz Still being able to link to an already-defined footnote seems like a standard functionality to me which I'd expect to be supported by some package. –  Stephan Lehmke Apr 11 '12 at 13:28
@StephanLehmke It was a general remark as I read the "official" statement in the README. Right, there may be a package which adds this functionality. Or let's write one. ;-) –  Stefan Kottwitz Apr 11 '12 at 15:09
@StefanKottwitz See code below ;-) –  Stephan Lehmke Apr 11 '12 at 15:31

It seems that \footnotemark[... is defined by hyperref to just typeset the number while a link is only created when \footnotemark is used without optional argument. Interestingly, in the latter case I was geting a link which lead nowhere.

It seems one must make an explicit mechanism for saving and restoring the link.

Try

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{hyperref}

\makeatletter

\newcommand\savefootnotemark[1]
{%
\expandafter\edef\csname fnmark@#1\endcsname%
{%
\noexpand\do@fnmark
{\number\c@footnote}{\unexpanded\expandafter{\Hy@footnote@currentHref}}%
}%
}

\newcommand\footnoterefmark[1]
{%
\csname fnmark@#1\endcsname%
}

\newcommand\do@fnmark[2]
{%
\begingroup
\c@footnote #1\relax
\def\@thefnmark{\thefootnote}%
\leavevmode
\ifhmode\edef\@x@sf{\the\spacefactor}\nobreak\fi
\@makefnmark
\ifhmode\spacefactor\@x@sf\fi
\relax
\endgroup
}

\makeatother

\begin{document}

xxx

\clearpage

foo\footnote{bar}\savefootnotemark{fnone}.

\clearpage

baz\footnoterefmark{fnone}.\footnote{quux}\savefootnotemark{fntwo}

\clearpage

test1\footnoterefmark{fntwo},test2\footnoterefmark{fnone}.

\end{document}


One should think this is such a common request it must have been done in some package already.

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