In a Beamer frame how can I make a footnote with symbol (such as †)? I have tried options from this Symbols instead of numbers as footnote markers However they don't work for Beamer and I still get text superscript.

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Modified to suit the new wish of the OP. Works but ugly, IMHO.

Text\footnote{Text of the footnote}

Remove the brackets if you just want a $ sign.

  • How can I change the symbol from * to $ (for example)?
    – d.putto
    Feb 23, 2016 at 13:38
  • See the modified answer.
    – Denis
    Feb 23, 2016 at 13:59
  • This seems to not work if using a theme and the text is inside a box like theorem. For instance with \usetheme{Madrid} and \begin{theorem} / \end{theorem} around the footnoted text, the footnote symbol is a lower-case letter, and this code does not affect it. Oct 1, 2019 at 20:13
  • @NateEldredge In that case you can always use the \footnotemark and \footnotetext construct, with the \footnotetext outside the block.
    – Denis
    Oct 3, 2019 at 8:05

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