{footnotes} is about typesetting footnotes. Popular packages are {footmisc}, {footnote}, and {bigfoot}.

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Using \footnote in a figure's \caption

Maybe this is an easy one, but I struggled with this now too long :) I want to have a footnote in a caption of a figure, see the example. \begin{figure}[!ht] \caption{a figure ...
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Symbols instead of numbers as footnote markers

How can I make LaTeX use symbols (*, †, ‡, and so on) instead of numbers to mark footnotes? (The numbers are confusing because I use superscripted numbers for citations.)
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Reference different places to the same footnote

For example, I want to make footnotes both at Sentence 1 and Sentence 2 (which are on the same page) to the same footnote. Wikipedia's "References" have this effect.
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Notes overflowing from marginpar to footer

In this document, from page 12 and following, the notes from the marginpar are overflowing in the footer of each page. How can this be achieved in LaTeX? ConTeXT/LuaTeX based solutions are ...
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Multiple footnotes at one point

I'm trying to create multiple footnotes referencing from one point, that look like this: lorem1,2 Searching for "multiple footnotes" shows up almost exclusively solutions for multiple references ...
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Footnote without a marker

I am new to LaTeX. I am trying to write a paper using latex. I want a footnote about the funding source of my work in the first page without marker. I tried below approaches: \footnotetext{text ...
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Footnotes in tables?

I would like to have footnotes in tables, but the \footnote command does not work inside a table environment. Googling one finds that this is a frequently asked question, at least in the UK. That ...
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Footnote backreference with hyperref

This question led to a new package: footnotebackref I'm using hyperref to have footnote marks link to the footnote proper and I'd like to have some sort of "backreferences" from the footnote ...
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Multiple references to the same footnote with hyperref support - is there a better solution?

According to the Latex wikibook the workaround for having multiple references to the same footnote with hyperref support is this: \footnote{This is the ...
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Continuous footnote numbering

I would like footnote numbering to continue over pages and chapters. In my document it's reset every chapter. I'm using the report documentclass.
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How to obtain verbatim text in a footnote?

I want to employ a \verb command in a footnote. But, when I run pdflatex on \documentclass{article} \begin{document} I want this.\footnote{\verb|But, it does not work!|} \end{document} I get ...
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Is there a way to automatically change kerning between commas/full stops and footnote marks?

This question led to a new package: fnpct Following up on my question on the kerning of footnote marks after punctuation marks, I'd like to know if there is a way to achieve the kerning of ...
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Is a three-column footnote layout possible?

I'm contemplating the idea of a document layout where citations are author-year-style, but given as footnotes. That is, those notes would be (for the most part) very short, which is a bad match for ...
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Footnote to an item in a description environment

It seems like it's not possible to put footnote inside a description list item. For example in the following code first footnote appears at the bottom of the page, but the second - doesn't: ...
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Placing footnotes or endnotes at the end of the current paragraph

This question led to a new package: parnotes How can I get footnote or endnote text to appear right after the paragraph in which it was mentioned? Update: As my question lacks sufficient ...
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Tables below footnotes, is this a good output routine algorithm or a bug?

Consider the minimal code below, which produces two different layouts depending on the table position marks. The first layout uses \begin{table} which results in the table ending below the ...
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Can LaTeX select a random line from another file?

Can LaTeX select a line from one file and include it in the main file? I use the exam class to make course exams. I like to include a brief quote related to the course in the footer of the last exam ...
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Keep all footnotes on the according page

Is there a way to keep all footnotes on the page where they belong to? I have several (20-30) footnotes per page (some short, some stretch over multiple lines). Sometimes latex places the last one or ...
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Using \author and \thanks for authors with common affiliations

What is the correct way to use \author and \thanks when I want to have multiple authors having common affiliations? For instance, using \author{ABC\thanks{XYZ} \and DEF\thanks{UVW} \and ...
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Changing footnote symbols

I was wondering if there is way to change the symbols of footnotes to any symbol I want. I know there are some packages that put away the numbers and use predefined symbols, but I want to use some ...
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Footnote to a footnote

How can I make a footnote to a footnote? E.g., Playfair's axiom\footnote{so called in honor of mathematician John Playfair, etc, etc., but was actually discovered by Proclus\footnote{Greek ...
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Show footnotes on odd pages only

I'm writing my thesis using the scrbook-class. Is it possible to display footnotes only on the odd (right) pages? This should mean that \footnote{something} should be collected on even pages and ...
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Getting percent sign into an URL in a footnote

I'm using the url package. Now, I have some some url with a percent sign in it and want to place it in a footnote. When I let the % where it is, I get a comment, and the whole thing fails to compile ...
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How to properly typeset footnotes/superscripts after punctuation marks?

I find the spacing of footnote marks after punctuation marks quite unsatisfactory, especially with sans serif fonts and compared to the spacing after letters. Example follows: I came up with a ...
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Footnote in math mode

How can I insert a footnote into math mode? I tried this (with required packages) \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage{ccaption} And i.e if I try \begin{eqnarray} foo && ...
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footnote counter, would like to restart from '1' each page

I would like the footnote counter to automatically restart from '1' for each page of my document.
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Is there a reliable footnote command?

The command \footnote is really annoying me. I have to use hacks to use it in section headings, epigraphs, tables, minipages and whatnot. Can it be fixed? Has someone already implemented a footnote ...
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How to typeset a complex layout like a page of the Talmud?

I need help for typesetting a complex typographic layout comparable to the Talmud, yet not necessarily in Hebrew. I found the parcolumns package, but it does not support footnotes and it also does ...
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Nested footnotes

The footception post (Footception: Footnote within a footnote within a footnote) describes how to recursively footnote. I am trying to make a nested footnote that is placed in the same footnote ...
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Getting those %#!^& signs in the footnote!

This is basically an expanded version of part of Control command arguments . The original questioner there wants to redefine \href so that all the links end up in foonotes (rather than in the main ...
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How to set superscript footnote mark in the text body but normalsized in the foot?

I want the footnote mark to be superscripted in the text body (e.g. Footnote mark²), but normalsize in the foot, to be shown like: ________________ 2. Some footnote text Also, it would be nice if ...
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How display the href link in the footnote?

My document has several \href that I would like to be shown on the footnote. How can I do it?
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How to reset footnote counter in each column of a two-column document?

Footnote counters can be reset in each page by using either zref-perpage or perpage packages but how do you reset footnote counter in each column of a two column documents? ...
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Can I get a normal footnote in a minipage environment in LaTeX? How?

I need to use a minipage environment and I need a footnote in that minipage. I want the footnote to be numbered in the normal footnote sequence and to occur together with the rest of the footnotes in ...
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Paragraph short footnotes following multiline footnotes; prevent footnotes being paragraphed if they go onto a second line

Is it possible to have footnotes which are paragraphed according to the following rule (common in my discipline, history)? Footnotes always begin on a new line, unless there is sufficient whitespace ...
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Layout of multiple lines footnotes

I have a question about footnotes with LaTeX: I would like the multi-lines footnotes to look like: 1 This is the first line of the very, very long footnote and this is the second line of the ...
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Warning with footnotes: “name{Hfootnote.xx} has been referenced but does not exist”

First, some general details about my document: I'm using the scrbook class and the hyperref package. The document is split up into different source files (though this fact should not matter in this ...
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Compressing consecutive footnote marks

This question led to a new package: footnoterange I have a series of consecutively numbered footnotes that appear as (1,2,...,N). I would like these to be condensed to a hyphenated series ...
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Footnotes per page spread

Now, I heard of footnotes per page, section, chapter, part or document, used all of them, but recently I got a (strange?) request to have footnote counter reset per page spread, i.e., after every odd ...
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Footnote in table

I have some table like the following one and want to write some configuration using ´footnote´. \begin{table} \begin{center} \begin{footnotesize} \begin{tabular}{|l|l|l|} \hline ...
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Footnote runs onto second page

I have a footnote that begins on one page but the text runs over onto the footnote section of the page afterwards. Any way to fix this? I'm using footmisc and the oneside book class.
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\footnotetext numbering for many \footnotemark - automatic solution

\documentclass{report} \begin{document} Text\footnote{text1} Text\footnote{text2} \vbox{% \begin{itemize} \item X\footnotemark{} \item Y\footnotemark{} \item Z\footnotemark{} \end{itemize} } ...
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Place bibliography items at bottom of frame

Is there an easy way to add bibliography items to the bottom of a frame where they are referenced? I am using Beamer and Biblatex.
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How to create “local” footnotes in block quotes?

I have a block quote, which contains a footnote - but I don't want to put that at the end of the page, but rather at the end of the quote. Like so: Does footnote command allow this kind of ...
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Adjust box around hyperref footnote links

Is it possible to adjust the size of the box around the footnote links produced by hyperref? Specifically, I would like to move the base of the box closer to the base of the object inside. ...
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beamer: footnote text collides with navigation symbols

Footnotes in presentations are "usually not a good idea" (beamer manual, p. 130). Suppose, however, I have a valid reason to use the \footnote command in a beamer document (e.g., for printing a full ...
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Multiple \thanks that refer to same text

I'd like to have three authors that use the same footnote for their \thanks identifier (they are at the same university, and don't need separate affiliation notes). I've read one of the solutions ...
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Change footnote “numbering” temporarily

I would like to change my footnote "numbering" style temporally to letters (a,b,c ...) the default numbering beeing numbers (1,2,3 ...). This is needed only for specific paragraph, so I can't use the ...
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Footception: Footnote within a footnote within a footnote

Inspired by the question Footnote to a footnote (where it was asked if one could have a footnote reference in a footnote), I'm asking something a bit more complex. Before I ask though, let me prefence ...
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Footnote numbers in index (e.g., 23n3)

I'm currently weighing indexing options for a book-length project. One of the more surprising hurdles is that there doesn't seem to be a way to create an index (in my case, several indices) that ...