Creating a footnote in a paper title

I'm trying to create a footnote in my document title, but coming a bit unstuck - the document starts as so:

\documentclass{acm_proc_article-sp}
\begin{document}

\title{This is my title\footnote{Just a note.}}


I get a dot after the title, presumably the footnote indicator, but the footnote text is nowhere to be seen.

Could anyone shed some light on this?

• Can you not use \thanks{Just a note.} instead? – cfr Dec 20 '13 at 15:54
• @cfr Yes, that works - sorry, was unaware that that could be used in the paper title (I thought it was just for authors.) – berry120 Dec 20 '13 at 16:08

Your issue is fully related to this custom class you are using. In the version that I found on the web the \maketitle macro does not execute

\let\footnote\thanks


as the standard classes do. You could, of course, use the \thanks macro (directly) or add two tiny lines of code to your preamble:

\documentclass{acm_proc_article-sp}
\let\ACMmaketitle=\maketitle
\renewcommand{\maketitle}{\begingroup\let\footnote=\thanks \ACMmaketitle\endgroup}
\begin{document}
\title{This is my title\footnote{Just a note.}}
\author{berry120}
\maketitle
Hello\footnote{World}
\end{document}


The choice is up to you.