# Different styles of footnote numbering with beamer

I am writing a presentation in beamer and I use footnotes for references, making use of the \footnotemark and \footnotetext commands. When I use these in block, the numberings of marks and texts is different. I mean the marks are numbered using Arabic numerals (1,2,...) but the texts are numbered using small letters (a,b,...). Here is an image to illustrate this issue: The corresponding source is

\documentclass{beamer}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usetheme{Frankfurt}
\begin{document}
\begin{frame}{Sample frame}
\begin{block}{Sample block}
Some text\footnotemark[1]
\footnotetext[1]{Footnote}
\end{block}
\end{frame}
\end{document}


Is there a way to solve this inconsistency and unify both numberings?

• Welcome to TeX.SX! Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. Jun 9, 2013 at 10:17
• @m0nhawk Sorry, forgot about that one... Jun 9, 2013 at 10:23

Use the regular \footnote mechanism. If you want to have the footnote at the bottom of the frame then you can include [frame] option. Note that beamer overwrites almost all the footnote mechanisms from scratch. Hence better not expect consistent behavior with other packages.

In fact omit footnotes if possible.

\documentclass{beamer}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usetheme{Frankfurt}
\begin{document}
\begin{frame}{Sample frame}
\begin{block}{Sample block}
Some text\footnote{Footnote}. Some other text\footnote[frame]{Another footnote}
\end{block}
\end{frame}
\end{document}


• Thanks for the answer! I know that it is not recommended to use footnotes in beamer but I find them useful for references. So far, I did not find a better generally applicable way how to include them. Jun 11, 2013 at 21:33