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I wrote a couple of footnotes inside a table using minipage, but they are rendered as letters instead of numbers. I couldn't find anything about it in Google. I tried using


inside the minipage, but it didn't help. What can I do?

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could you provide a MWE for folks to play with? – cmhughes Jan 12 '13 at 3:44
What about a fbox or mbox? Isn't the same thing but... – Willian Paixao Jan 12 '13 at 3:53
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The footnote counter inside a minipage is mpfootnote rather than footnote, and by default, such footnotes are formatted as \alph. If you simply want the footnotes to be numbered (and have a numbering independent of your main footnote numbering) then it suffices to use


There are other ways to put footnotes in tables, in particular the threeparttable package or the tablefootnote package. See, for example:

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Thank you, that did it. I chose minipage because it seemed simpler than the other alternatives. – erickrf Jan 13 '13 at 2:33

Within minipages, the counter for footnotes is independent of the footnote counter outside of a minipage. Issue the following within your minipage and things should work as you wish:

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