# Add Footer to the left column of the first page LaTeX

please any one help me to make a notice to appear only on the first page under the left column as per attached photo

• What document class are you using? That might make a difference. – Arun Debray Jan 30 '16 at 4:06

Under a twocolumn article, you can insert \footnotetext[<num>] while still in the first column. This will set a footnote without the footnote mark. Below I've set the footnote to be printed as \fnsymbol, which follows the sequence *, †, ‡, §, ¶, ‖, **, ††, ‡‡, (error), in sync with the title's \thanks:

\documentclass[twocolumn]{article}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\title{A title}
\author{An author\thanks{Some reference to this author}}

\renewcommand{\thefootnote}{\fnsymbol{footnote}}

\begin{document}
\sloppy% Just for this example

\maketitle

\footnotetext[1]{Here is some footnote at the bottom of the first column that might reference the author.}%
\section{A section}
\lipsum[1-10]
\end{document}

• i used the \thanks method, but the line doesn't appear – Amr Shata Jan 30 '16 at 7:01
• @AmrShata: I assume it's okay though, as you've accepted my answer. If not, what \documentclass are you using? – Werner Jan 30 '16 at 7:04
• \documentclass[a4paper,10pt,conference]{IEEEtran} – Amr Shata Jan 30 '16 at 7:09
• @AmrShata: Under conference mode, \thanks doesn't work. However, you'll still get the "footnote" if you use my technique. Not sure whether that suffices. – Werner Jan 30 '16 at 7:12
• yeah i managed to add the notice using \thanks, but the line doesn't appear i tried the other method too, still i can't get the line – Amr Shata Jan 30 '16 at 7:12