I am having some difficulty with the numbering of a couple of footnotes in an epigraph. Using \footnotemark and \footnotetext, both the footnotes are given the same number although the contents are correct. Using \footnotemark[1] doesn't help either. I am using the epigraph package.



\qitem{Epigraph one blah blah blah?\footnotemark Blah blah\footnotemark blah}%  
{---\textsc{Author A}}
\qitem{Epigraph two blah blah}%
{---\textsc{Author B}}
\noindent Blah blah blah\footnote{three}. Blah blah Blah.

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This is not a problem with the epigraphs environment, but a general limitation of the \footnotemark/\footnotetext workaround. If you use this combo for multiple footnotes, you have to adjust the footnote counter by subtracting n-1 (n being the number of footnotes) before the first \footnotetext and using \stepcounter before all other occurences of \footnotetext. Modify your example as follows:


(NOTE: I have given this hint here before, but I don't consider your question a duplicate.)

  • Although this works, it seems to break hyperref. Do I just put up with that, or is that another question? Commented Aug 28, 2011 at 15:50
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    @RSoul: That's another question (one I'd like to know the answer myself).
    – lockstep
    Commented Aug 28, 2011 at 15:55
  • I opted for Lockstep's solution with \usepackage[hyperfootnotes=false]{hyperref} Commented Aug 28, 2011 at 19:06

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