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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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    Same for book class... – xxx--- Jun 20 '17 at 8:21
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Use the chngcntr package.

\documentclass{report}

\usepackage{chngcntr}
\counterwithout{footnote}{chapter}

\begin{document}

\chapter{foo}

Some text.\footnote{The first footnote.}

\chapter{bar}

Some text.\footnote{The second footnote.}

\end{document}
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    In a current LaTeX (not older than 2018-04-01), \counterwithout is part of the kernel, so the \usepackage{chngcntr} is not needed any more. See latex-project.org/news/latex2e-news/ltnews28.pdf – moewe Jan 11 '19 at 15:33
  • This did not work in my case... I am using University of Chicago's ETD document class from here: github.com/mvzink/ucetd-latex – episodeyang Mar 2 at 17:25
  • If you use \counterwithout with current LaTeX, avoid loading chngcntr package, because it messes up numbers of references to figures. – mmj Mar 9 at 16:37

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