# Using \footnotemark / \footnotetext trick for \footnote in \caption removes footnote number

I had the issue of having two footnotes appear in \caption in a figure-environment. Fortunately, this answer (Using \footnote in a figure's \caption) provided a solution.

My code is as follows:

\begin{figure}
\begin{minipage}{\textwidth}
\caption[The report submenu]{Each of the pre-defined reports appear as a menu item in the \textbf{Reporting} submenu.  Some installations have custom reports made special by Innovative for them, and only appears on installations that request it.  Report queue'' is the only item not a report,\footnotemark{} while Fleet statistics'' is a special report for fleet handling and only available for installations with the fleet module.  In this example, all available (at writing) custom reports appear, none of which have been translated into English as they are designed for Danish and Norwegian installations.  These custom reports will not appear on new installations.}
\footnotetext{Since iv2.9e, another item for report scheduling has appeared underneath the report queue and is also not a report.}
\end{minipage}
\end{figure}

Which yields the following result:

You'll notice that while the 5 for the inline note appears (this is correct at this point in the document), it does not appear the footnote itself.

How do I make the number (re-)appear on the footnote itself without having to manually force it? I have a feeling I have missed something obvious.

Put the \footnotetext{...} after the figure environment.

Edit: I also study the case when SCfigure is used together with minipage. Here \parbox is used instead of minipage though. Hope this will serve as a start.

Code

\documentclass[]{article}
\usepackage[margin=1cm]{geometry}
\usepackage[demo]{graphicx}
\usepackage{sidecap}

\begin{document}

\begin{SCfigure}
%\begin{minipage}{\textwidth}
\parbox[t]{0.3\textwidth}{
\caption[The report submenu]{Each of the pre-defined reports appear as a menu item in the \textbf{Reporting} submenu.  Some installations have custom reports made special by Innovative for them, and only appears on installations that request it.  Report queue'' is the only item not a report,\footnotemark{} while Fleet statistics'' is a special report for fleet handling and only available for installations with the fleet module.  In this example, all available (at writing) custom reports appear, none of which have been translated into English as they are designed for Danish and Norwegian installations.  These custom reports will not appear on new installations.}
Another most easy method would be to just write the required number inside of the footnote, together with the footnote text: something like \footnotetext{$^{number}$ your usual footnote text.} . The final number will be shifted from typical footnote numbers by a few millimetres. Definitely worth a thought if one does not want to deal with circumstantial other commands and preamble definitions that might have an impact in other parts of the whole work...which - worst of all - might go undetected.