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If you don't use any additional code, the footnotes in the minipage environment will continue with the number of the last footnote + 1. Is it possible to start footnotes with an arabic 1 again in a minibox when there occurred a number of footnotes before?

If you use 'alphanotes' of egreg Change footnote "numbering" temporarily, there is an alphabetic numbering in the text and an arabic numbering in the footnote section.

\documentclass[a4paper,11pt,oneside]{article} %Aber noch mal wegen Subsublines und so schauen

\usepackage[ngerman]{babel} %dt. Silbentrennung
\usepackage[applemac]{inputenc} %Richtiges Sprach-Funktionieren am Mac

\let\thempfootnote\thefootnote

% ---------
\newenvironment{alphafootnotes}
  {\par\edef\savedfootnotenumber{\number\value{footnote}}
   \renewcommand{\thefootnote}{\alph{footnote}}
   \setcounter{footnote}{0}}
  {\par\setcounter{footnote}{\savedfootnotenumber}}
%------------

\begin{document}

This is a document.\footnote{\dots}

\begin{minipage}[t]{.42\textwidth}%\centering
\begin{alphafootnotes}
Example.\footnotemark{}\footnotetext{\label{foot:1}Vgl. Quellenangabe, S. 234.}
Example.\footnotemark{}\footnotetext{\label{foot:2}Vgl. Quellenangabe, S. 234.}
\end{alphafootnotes}
\end{minipage}

\end{document}
  • Sorry, but I'm not understanding the problem. Could you try to better explain it? How do you want the footnotes in a minipage numbered, alphabetically or with arabic numbers? – egreg May 21 '14 at 13:03
  • Thanks for the comment. I need to have arabic numbers (what I included now). – Philip May 21 '14 at 13:14
  • Isn't \renewcommand{\thempfootnote}{\arabic{mpfootnote}} sufficient? Using \footnote in the minipage, of course. – egreg May 21 '14 at 13:33
  • By default minipage footnotes always start from 1, they do not carry on from the previous. – David Carlisle May 21 '14 at 14:53
  • @egreg, it is enough. I don't know how I got to my strange "mwe". Now it works. Thanks! – Philip May 22 '14 at 14:32
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You probably misunderstood the purpose of the macros you tried to adapt. For your case it's sufficient to say

\renewcommand{\thempfootnote}{\arabic{mpfootnote}}

and use \footnote normally in the minipage.

Example.

\documentclass[a4paper,11pt,oneside]{article} %Aber noch mal wegen Subsublines und so schauen

\usepackage[ngerman]{babel} %dt. Silbentrennung
\usepackage[applemac]{inputenc} %Richtiges Sprach-Funktionieren am Mac

\renewcommand{\thempfootnote}{\arabic{mpfootnote}}

\begin{document}

This is a document.\footnote{\dots}

\begin{minipage}[t]{.42\textwidth}%\centering
Example.\footnote{\label{foot:1}Vgl. Quellenangabe, S. 234.}
Example.\footnote{\label{foot:2}Vgl. Quellenangabe, S. 234.}
\end{minipage}

\end{document}

For preparing the image I reduced the text height (not shown in the code). Are you sure that applemac is the right encoding? If you use TeXShop, you can (and should) set the input encoding to UTF-8.

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  • what if I'm using symbols? How to convert mpfootnote to symbol? – avsej Apr 19 '15 at 6:25
  • @avsej \fnsymbol{mpfootnote} instead of \arabic{mpfootnote} – egreg Apr 19 '15 at 9:15

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