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Repeat the same reference in footnote on different pages

I use biblatex package to render references as footnotes to facilitate accession to them. I noticed that when I'm trying to cite some reference many times in the same page, it places a new footnote for each citation. I want to place just one full citation footnote for replicated citations, so the output will be:

  • One full citation footnote for replicated citations per page.
  • A new full citation footnote for a citation (if it was cited for first time in this page) even it was cited in another page. (to clarify citations in printed versions).

Note: I use \footfullcite{} to cite references.

  • Could you clarify whether @lockstep's solution works for you, or if you want only one footnote for each reference (which implies footnotes numbered consecutively through the whole document). – Joseph Wright Feb 20 '11 at 13:45
  • @Josheph I edited the question and also replied to the answer below – Deyaa Feb 20 '11 at 21:14

\footfullcite will always give the full citation in a footnote. I suggest that you use the style verbose-note and the \footcite command (or even better \autocite, which is mapped to \footcite in verbose-note). verbose-note will print "a full citation [...] when an entry is cited for the first time", and "a pointer to the footnote with the full citation" afterwards (biblatex manual, p. 63).




  author = {Author, A.},
  year = {2001},
  title = {Alpha},



Some Text \autocite{A01}.

Some Text \autocite{A01}.



(The filecontents environment is only used to include some external files directly into the example, so that it compiles. It is not necessary for the solution.)

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    That still makes one footnote per citation, doesn't it? – Joseph Wright Feb 20 '11 at 7:45
  • @Joseph: Yes, it does, but it doesn't repeat the whole bibliographic information every time, and I assumed that was the aim of the OP @Deyaa. – lockstep Feb 20 '11 at 13:33
  • @lockstep: 'I want to place just one footnote for replicated citations ...' to me sounds like a single (numbered) footnote. Now, if I can work out how to do that ... – Joseph Wright Feb 20 '11 at 13:36
  • @Joseph: Ah ... you mean, some trick with repeated footnote numbers involving \footnotemark? In this case, I have now clue right now (plus, such a solution seems potentially confusing to me). Maybe @Deyaa can comment. – lockstep Feb 20 '11 at 13:42
  • @lockstep: That's how I see it (similar to a numbered bibliography but in footnotes). – Joseph Wright Feb 20 '11 at 13:44

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