# Reset the settings for footnote?

I'm currently using the template of Applied Probability Trust to write a paper. In the .cls file of the template, it appears that the setting of footnote is modified in such a way that the information of postal addresses of the authors appears in the footnote of the title page. However, it also somehow cancels the automatic numbering of the footnotes in the main body of the paper.

The problem I'm encountering now is that it seems to forbid two footnotes on one page (otherwise, the compilation does not go through). With only one footnote on a page, the footnotetext appears at the bottom of the page but there is no footnotemark.

My question is how I change the settings properly so that I can get the default setting of the footnote back, i.e. automatic numbering etc.? The clause that seems to modify the behaviour of the footnote in the .cls file is as follows.

\renewcommand\thefootnote{}
\renewcommand\footnoterule{\flushleft\raisebox{2pt}{\rule{42.68pt}{0.4pt}}}
\skip\footins=17.07pt


The link to the the .cls file is here and the template file is here.

• Does the class really have that definition of \footnoterule? It's really one of the worst I've seen. – egreg Jan 12 '15 at 12:45
• @egreg Yes. I took it from the .cls file. – William Zhang Jan 12 '15 at 23:20
• If the class is written that way, I can imagine you have nightmares using it! ;-) – egreg Jan 12 '15 at 23:22

\renewcommand\thefootnote{\arabic{footnote}}


MWE:

\documentclass{aptpub}

\renewcommand\thefootnote{\arabic{footnote}}

\begin{document}

\vspace*{\fill} % just to see the output

Text\footnote{A first footnote}

Text\footnote{A second footnote}
\end{document}


Output:

## EDIT

Looking at your template you may also need the line

\setcounter{footnote}{0}


before that one.

• Thanks! But this would mess up with the intended effects of the affiliations on the title page. Can this be done after the title page? – William Zhang Jan 12 '15 at 12:29
• @WilliamZhang Of course. Put that line after your titlepage. – karlkoeller Jan 12 '15 at 12:30
• Works like a charm! One more question, though, how can I reset the counter? The first footnote is not numbered as 1, since the authors already took the first few footnotes. – William Zhang Jan 12 '15 at 12:34
• @WilliamZhang See the edit – karlkoeller Jan 12 '15 at 12:37