Supressing the footnote number [duplicate]

How can you remove the footnote number? I am curerntly using \let\thefootnote\relax\footnote but it only removes the number from the cited text not the footnote text. So if I do ABCDE\let\thefootnote\relax\footnote{Text} ABCDE will have no footnote number but at the footnote the number will appear

• Welcome to TeX.SX! What is the use of omitting the number (or the symbol)? – user31729 Jun 14 '15 at 15:24
• Please help us help you and add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. Reproducing the problem and finding out what the issue is will be much easier when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. – user31729 Jun 14 '15 at 15:25

You can either use:

{\let\thefootnote\relax\footnote{{There is no number in this footnote}}}


Or define a macro in the preamble:

\makeatletter
\def\blfootnote{\xdef\@thefnmark{}\@footnotetext}
\makeatother


Then use \blfootnote{} as you would use the standard command. Alternatively, you can also use a\newcommand, see Gonzalo's answer.

Text

Footnotes

\documentclass{article}

\makeatletter
\def\blfootnote{\xdef\@thefnmark{}\@footnotetext}
\makeatother

\begin{document}
This is a text\footnote{dummy} about your question.\blfootnote{No number here!}

And now another dummy to show the numbering.\footnote{Another dummy}
\end{document}

• How can I also remove the space in front of the footnote? So I now have: <space> footnote text at the bottom – fdgd Jun 14 '15 at 15:59
• Thanks! The second solution conveniently avoids the problem of creating an empty highlighted link when using \usepackage{hyperref}. – jmb Oct 1 '19 at 12:22