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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...
    – hola
    Jun 20, 2017 at 8:21

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Use \counterwithout.

\documentclass{report}

\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, 2019 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 Mar 2, 2020 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, 2020 at 16:37

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