How do I refer to a footnote? For example, if is constructed like this

blah blah blah blah\footnote{blah blah \label{footnote_1}}

would you refer to it using this line?

As mentioned in note \ref{footnote_1}.
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    Yes and that works. It is simple and requires no additional packages.
    – user91822
    Dec 20, 2018 at 15:56

2 Answers 2


argument of the footnote command that is being 
labelled\footnote{Note text\label{fnlabel}}
potato head\footref{fnlabel}

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    Use \ref{...} instead of \footref{...} if you want the number to be printed inline rather than as superscript. Also, \pageref{...} works to refer to the page the footnote is printed on.
    – fiedl
    Sep 3, 2018 at 20:43

It also works with the all-powerful cleveref (instead of footmisc):

Here is some real nondescript text\footnote{What a qualifier\label{xxx}}

Then I can refer later to \cref{xxx} (\Cpageref{xxx})
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    Thanks! In contradistinction to footmisc this solution works with hyperref.
    – gerald
    Apr 14, 2021 at 13:01
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    As a side note, hyperref can work with footmisc if you load hyperref with the option [hyperfootnotes=false], which turns off links to footers, or load hyperref after footmisc. But I agree, cleveref is much more clever :)
    – Celdor
    Jan 23, 2022 at 10:41

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