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There are some strange footnotes in text that look like this:

strange footnotes

in text:

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At the university, we were given a task to remake in LaTeX a very old Soviet book on mathematical analysis by Grigoriy Fichtenholz. So I found these footnotes in the text. And they are everywhere. And I don't know what to do with them. Is there any command to change style of \footnote? Or there is some special way?

  • Just two footnotes or all of them? – Alenanno Mar 13 '16 at 10:02
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    Welcome to TeX.SX! Can you also show how the footnote marker appears in the text? – egreg Mar 13 '16 at 10:27
  • I added one more screenshot – Dmitry Volobuev Mar 13 '16 at 10:33
  • See this and this. – user 170039 Mar 13 '16 at 14:59
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This can work only if you use a “per page” numbering of footnotes. Next, the typesetting of the marker must be modified.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[perpage]{footmisc}
\usepackage{etoolbox}

% three should be sufficient
\DefineFNsymbols*{asterisks}{*{**}{***}}
\setfnsymbol{asterisks}
\renewcommand{\thefootnote}{\fnsymbol{footnote}}
% we want a nonbreaking space before the marker in text
\preto\footnote{\unskip~}
% we want the marker normal size and not superscripted, with )
\makeatletter
\renewcommand{\@makefnmark}{\mbox{\normalfont\@thefnmark})}
\settowidth{\footnotemargin}{***) }
\patchcmd{\@makefntext}{\hss\@makefnmark}{\hss \@makefnmark\ }{}{}
\makeatother

\textheight=2cm % just for the example

\begin{document}

First footnote\footnote{Some long text that should wrap
across at least two lines; just add text just add text
just add text just add text just add text.}.
Now another footnote just to see what happens\footnote{Try this.}.

\end{document}

enter image description here

  • Oh wow. This is exactly what I needed. Thank you! – Dmitry Volobuev Mar 13 '16 at 11:48
  • and another question: How do I reset style of footnotes back to numeric? – Dmitry Volobuev Mar 13 '16 at 14:20
  • @DmitryVolobuev That's a completely different question; please ask a new one with all the needed details. Do you want two different sets of footnotes? – egreg Mar 13 '16 at 14:22
  • Yep. I need two different sets of footnotes – Dmitry Volobuev Mar 13 '16 at 14:25
  • here – Dmitry Volobuev Mar 13 '16 at 14:43
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Here's a setup with \textasteriskcentered (providing for *,**,*** at the moment only) and using footmisc.

There's a wiley set of footmisc, which has *, ** already, but not ***, if this should be needed at all.

\documentclass{article}


\usepackage[symbol]{footmisc}


\DefineFNsymbols*{asterisks}{\textasteriskcentered{\textasteriskcentered\textasteriskcentered}{\textasteriskcentered\textasteriskcentered\textasteriskcentered}}
\let\origthefootnote\thefootnote
\renewcommand{\thefootnote}{\origthefootnote)}

\begin{document}
\setfnsymbol{asterisks}
A footnote on foo\footnote{foo} and another footnote on foobar\footnote{foobar} and yet another one\footnote{foobar foo}
\end{document}

enter image description here

  • Footnotes are not common *, **, *** ... They are look like this *), **), ***), ****), ... – Dmitry Volobuev Mar 13 '16 at 10:25
  • @DmitryVolobuev: Adding the ) is easy if they appear this way in text also – Christian Hupfer Mar 13 '16 at 10:31
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    Note, though, that in the original text the ) seems not to be superscript. – tobias_k Mar 13 '16 at 11:44
  • I have a couple questions. 1) What does the texcomp do here? Everything seems work without it. 2) The example above does not work under latex.exe command in MiKTeX: missing \begin{document} But it works under texify.exe. Need help! – maximav Aug 1 '17 at 13:24
  • @maximav: You're right about textcomp. It is not necessary. And I don't use MikTeX, so I can't give any solution about that issue. I also don't need such things like texify. – Christian Hupfer Aug 1 '17 at 13:27
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I don't quite understand your question, so I'll answer all possible answers :)


If you mean to ask how to make a footnote then the answer is using the command

\footnote{A strange russian footnote}

If you mean to ask how to use symbols for your footnote rather than numbers, then the answer would be to add the following to your preamble

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

If you mean to ask how to use *) and then **) as the footnote symbols the answer (as given HERE) is you'd have to add The following to your preamble

\def\@fnsymbol#1{\ensuremath{\ifcase#1\or *)\or \or **) \or ***) \or  
    \dagger\or \ddagger\or \mathsection\or \mathparagraph\or \|\or \dagger\dagger
    \or \ddagger\ddagger \else\@ctrerr\fi}}
\renewcommand{\thefootnote}{\fnsymbol{footnote}}

  • Footnotes are not common *, **, *** ... They are look like this *), **), ***), ****), ... – Dmitry Volobuev Mar 13 '16 at 10:24
  • I fixed my answer accordingly – Elad Den Mar 13 '16 at 10:49

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