# Dagger footnote [duplicate]

I would like to add a dagger symbol to one of my section headings that is actually a footnote, so that I can write a comment in the footer. Does anyone know how to change the footnote number to a dagger and then fix it to the section. Does anyone know how to do that?

Please provide a minimal working example (MWE) next time you ask a question...

I hope this is what you are looking for. Here I define a new command \daggerfootnote to be used in such cases. It doesn't interfere with other footnotes numbering, as you can see.

MWE:

\documentclass{article}

\newcounter{daggerfootnote}
\newcommand*{\daggerfootnote}[1]{%
\setcounter{daggerfootnote}{\value{footnote}}%
\renewcommand*{\thefootnote}{\fnsymbol{footnote}}%
\footnote[2]{#1}%
\setcounter{footnote}{\value{daggerfootnote}}%
\renewcommand*{\thefootnote}{\arabic{footnote}}%
}

\begin{document}
\vspace*{\fill} % just to show the footnotes, don't use it in your document

\section{First section}
bla\footnote{normal footnote.} bla\footnote{normal footnote.}

\section[Section with footnote]{Section with footnote\protect\daggerfootnote{dagger footnote.}}
bla\footnote{normal footnote.} bla\footnote{normal footnote.}

\end{document}


Output: