New to macros here, I need to be able to create a document with the regular footnote commands and a custom command that makes footnotes work identically to the regular one but add a prefix ''R'' before (stands for remarks).

  • Where should this R appear: Before the footnote number at the footer?
    – user31729
    Jul 1, 2016 at 16:25
  • Yes that is it. It should look something like this: R1 (insert footnote text here).
    – Xyd
    Jul 1, 2016 at 16:32
  • 3
    You could use the package manyfoot. In page 4 you can find how to define a new footnote.
    – Jagath
    Jul 1, 2016 at 16:37
  • Should the "R"-styled footnotes use the same number sequence that the normal one or should be independent?
    – Rmano
    Jul 2, 2016 at 7:58

2 Answers 2


There is a package named manyfoot which can be used to create new type of footnotes along with the default footnote. The following code will show how to define a new footnote:




Test\footnote{Regular footnote.} and Remark\footnoteR{Remark footnote}.


Using no particular package, just 'hacking' the usual definitions of latex.ltx and article.cls (for example)




  \parindent 1em%
  \hb@[email protected]{\hss\myfootnoteprefix\@makeremfnmark}: #1}% Prevent raised footnote number here with \@makeremfnmark

\def\@makeremfnmark{\hbox{\normalfont\@thefnmark}}% No \@textsuperscript!

     \splitmaxdepth \dp\strutbox \floatingpenalty \@MM
     \hsize\columnwidth \@parboxrestore
       \csname p@footnote\endcsname\@thefnmark
     \color@begingroup% Use `\@makeremfntext instead of \@makefntext


Some footnote\remfootnote{Hello}

Some other footnote\remfootnote{Hello again!}

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