I want to use \thanks and \footnote without any numbering/mark with my title. Is there a way to do it?

I use:


after Alan Munn's answer it works for the numbering or mark, but what about the line just above the footnote?

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    Which document class are you using? Adding a minimal example would clarify such things and allow other people to modify it accordantly. Commented Apr 3, 2011 at 22:13

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As the comments suggest, there may be some issues with the particular document class you are using, but with the regular article or scrartcl classes (but not with classes that create a title page) you can simply redefine \footnotemark in your preamble. This won't affect the further use of footnotes in the document (which I assume you still want to have numbered normally.) I've also added code to remove the footnote rule.

\author{An Author}
\title{A title\thanks{Some thanks}}
Some text\footnote{Hello}
  • @berkay: see tex.stackexchange.com/questions/3592/footnote-separator
    – Caramdir
    Commented Apr 4, 2011 at 1:44
  • @Caramdir I've added that code. That will remove the rule for all subsequent footnotes too. To do it on just the first page (if that's what's needed) is tricky without an explicit \clearpage, I think.
    – Alan Munn
    Commented Apr 4, 2011 at 2:04
  • I could use more explanation of what this solution is doing. I see no reason this should remove footnote marks for thanks but not for other footnotes. What is going on here? Commented May 7, 2023 at 22:34
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    @RandyCragun The \thanks command is basically \footnote but with a symbol instead of a number. The \maketitle command uses that and then resets the footnote counter to 0 and the counter to numeric so that regular footnotes work properly. This resetting is independent of what changes happened earlier, including the change that I've added to remove the footnote mark.
    – Alan Munn
    Commented May 7, 2023 at 23:22

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