I'm using biblatex and its \footcite command within beamer and when I want to reference two references together like \footcite{ref1,ref2}, I get a single number with two contiguous references as footnote?

my biblatex code is as follows and i am not sure waht is wrong:

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    I think you should use \footcites{key1}{key2}, or \mfootcite{key1,key2} with the mcite package option. In any case, you'll get a simple marker in the text (it's a single footnote, after all), and a semicolon separated list of the references associated to key1, key2 in the footnote text. Commented Aug 30, 2011 at 1:28
  • yes I understand this is a single footnote but these are still two different references. I was expecting a result similar to \cite{key1,key2}
    – pluton
    Commented Aug 30, 2011 at 2:24
  • Maybe I'm just slow-witted, but I don't get what result you are expecting. Could you add a detailed description?
    – lockstep
    Commented Sep 17, 2011 at 21:32
  • I would expect to superscripts with two distinct footnotes. does it make sense?
    – pluton
    Commented Sep 20, 2011 at 15:37

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I want to refer the documentation of biblatex:

\footcite[ prenote ][ postnote ]{ key }

\footcitetext[ prenote ][ postnote ]{ key }

These command use a format similar to \cite but put the entire citation in a footnote and add a period at the end. In the footnote, they automatically capitalize the name prefix of the first name if the useprefix option is enabled, provided that there is a name prefix and the citation style prints any name at all. \footcitetext differs from \footcite in that it uses \footnotetext instead of \footnote.

You can see that this behavior is independently from beamer.





You can create you own command. My first idea is very simple:


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