I want that my footnotes have numbers like this:

  • in the text : like this : (7) instead of just 7.
  • in the bottom of the page (where the note text is) : like this : 7. This is my note... blah...

If I use :


then there is parantheses (...) in the text, but also in the bottom : (7). This is my note... blah..., and I don't want this.

Any idea?

  • I would use the footmisc package with the footref macro, but there's got to be a way of redefining it, which is what you're asking for. In a pinch, though... Commented Apr 30, 2013 at 8:30

3 Answers 3


It's quite easy with scrextend

\deffootnote{1.5em}{1em}{\thefootnotemark.\ }


\setlength{\textheight}{10cm} % just for the example

A footnote.\footnote{\lipsum[1]\lipsum*[2]}

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  • Side note: The explanation can be found in KOMA-Script documentation, since scrextend is made to provide a lot of KOMA-Script specific stuff to users of other document classes.
    – Speravir
    Commented Apr 30, 2013 at 20:03

You want \thefootnote not to have the brackets


then define




To put the brackets back in the mark.


Does the following produce the desired result?

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    \hbox {\@textsuperscript {\normalfont (\@thefnmark) }}
    \parindent 1em\noindent \hb@xt@ 1.8em%
    {\hss \hbox {\normalfont \@thefnmark.} }#1

My footnote\footnote{\lipsum[6]}
  • +1 for this answer for illustrating what I was missing while trying to answer.
    – kan
    Commented Apr 30, 2013 at 9:26

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