With the newest version of the package tablefootnote (version 1.1a), something is broken when using \tablefootnote within a table environment, something I discovered when a paper I am writing refused to compile after updating packages. What can I do to circumvent this problem (until the packages is fixed?)? Below a MWE and the error thrown.

    \begin{tabular}{l l}
        A & B\tablefootnote{C}\\

! Too many }'s. \tfn@footnotetext ...{tfn:\theHfootnote }{}}\fi } {\relax }\thinspace #2}}{... l.8 \end{table}

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    The error doesn't show up if hyperref is loaded.
    – egreg
    Commented Jan 19, 2014 at 20:23
  • When I run this in writelatex.com it compiles perfectly. Weird. See writelatex.com/664629xbvbhd#/1402342
    – azetina
    Commented Jan 19, 2014 at 20:29
  • @azetina writelatex.com is usually far behind (it uses TeX Live 2011, IIRC), so it's not surprising.
    – egreg
    Commented Jan 19, 2014 at 20:47
  • The problem is in a gigantic mess of different types of conditionals, around line 261, in the definition of \tfn@footnotetext
    – egreg
    Commented Jan 19, 2014 at 20:53

1 Answer 1


The bug was fixed in version 1.1b, which was just uploaded to the CTAN team. Please allow a little time for processing and spreading to the mirrors. The problem was the \ifHy@hyperfootnotes construct (well, several of this) inside another \if, and LaTeX got confused which \fi and which bracket belonged to which \if. Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for reporting the bug!

(To circumvent the problem before the new version is installed on your system, please additionally load the hyperref package. For a printed document this should not change too much.)

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