# Declare footnotes outside the paragraph text [duplicate]

Fellow typesetters,

I have such a stupid problem: I want to declare footnotes outside the paragraph text (as in the MWE below). I believe this makes the TeX file much easier to read. The problem is that even though the .tex is compiled without errors, footnote reference symbols all come out zeroes. The \footrefs don't seem to "catch" the footnote declarations. The footnotes must be declared in the .aux file since the PDF is produced without errors.

I have already tried changing order with the footnote declarations above the paragraph.

Declaring the footnotes with \footnote instead of \footnotemark solves the nubering but the symbols show up as characters in paragraphs of their own.

I don't want to use the optional argument approach but stick with automatic numbering to avoid issues with page breaks.

\documentclass{report}

\usepackage[multiple]{footmisc}
\usepackage{footnote}

\begin{document}

Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices
posuere cubilia Curae\footref{note:lockout}. Lorem ipsum dolor sit
amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nam a libero gravida, dignissim
neque id, commodo libero. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus
orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia
Curae\footref{note:dbversioner}\footref{note:lockin}, ipsum dolor sit

\footnotetext{Det finns.\label{note:lockout}}

databasen.\label{note:dbversioner}}

\footnotetext{Ett annat exempel.\label{note:lockin}}

\end{document}


I compile the original document with XeLaTeX. The MWE have the same problems wether I use XeLaTeX or pdfLaTeX.

I know there's an obvious answer but now I feel stuck. Anyone up for some easy points?

Cheers

• Check out the sepfootnotes package – clemens Mar 21 '16 at 12:11
• Sweet. That hit the spot. Put it in an answer for credit. – Mats Mar 21 '16 at 12:27
• @clemens: sure. close it. That seems right. – Mats Mar 21 '16 at 18:44