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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

\renewcommand{\thefootnote}{\arabic{footnote}}

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

\renewcommand{\thempfootnote}{\arabic{mpfootnote}}

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:

\renewcommand{\thempfootnote}{\arabic{mpfootnote}}
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