How can I insert two footnotes in the section headings?


\footnotetext{some text1}
\footnotetext{some text2}

When I use this syntax, I come up with a 12 appearing on the top of aaa (without any comma between 1 and 2) and both of the footnotes on the bottom of the page are numbered 2!

How can I change the numbers to symbols in the footnote?

  • 1
    If possible, don't footnote titles; one footnote to a title is already too much, two are evil. I know this is used in some academic fields, but from a typographic point of view (and from the reader's point of view too) this is really bad.
    – egreg
    Oct 8, 2013 at 15:20
  • @egreg -- i agree about the undesirability of footnotes in titles. but what is an acceptable alternative, if a citation or reference must be given? Oct 8, 2013 at 15:44
  • @barbarabeeton The first paragraph, for instance. Of course no footnote would be even better.
    – egreg
    Oct 8, 2013 at 15:46

1 Answer 1


With the multiple and symbol options of the footmisc package.

\chapter[aaa]{aaa\footnote{First note.}\footnote{Second note.}}

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  • Thanks for the prompt reply! Yet the problem is partly solved. When I use this syntax, only the second footnote is displayed at the bottom of the page! Oct 8, 2013 at 16:46

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