I need to include a footnote on every page. The footnote contains two lines.

Expected output:

* This is only for members

^ This is only for leaders

Currently I'm only able to print one line at a time, the second line is getting ignored

Current output:

* This is only for members

Here's the code I'm using now:

\ifnum\thepage=1 \else \footnotesize \textit 
{*This is only for members} 

What's the change needed to include two lines in the same footnote, on all pages except the first page?

Also - could you also share the syntax to have these in all the pages excluding the if condition? The "/footsize" comment is not being accepted without the if clause, is this expected?

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    – Null
    Oct 27, 2016 at 14:38
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    I'm guessing an error occurred because you were using ^ as-is in your code, which is only allowed in math-mode.
    – Werner
    Oct 27, 2016 at 14:44

2 Answers 2


Stack the entries in the footer using a tabular:

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\fancyhf{}% Clear header/footer
\renewcommand{\headrulewidth}{0pt}% Remove header rule
    \begin{tabular}{@{} l}
      * This is only for members \\
      \detokenize{^} This is only for leaders

\usepackage{lipsum}% Just for this example


\sloppy% Just for this example


Note the condition using \value{page} instead of \thepage. This to ensure you're not conditioning on the representation of the page counter, but rather it's actual value. The representation could be different (for example, \renewcommand{\thepage}{\roman{page}}, like in a document with \frontmatter set).

  • You might be interested in using \textsuperscript{*}.
    – Werner
    Oct 27, 2016 at 14:44
  • You also have to decide if you want to have page numbers and where.
    – Denis
    Oct 27, 2016 at 14:52

A slightly simpler solution that does not use explicit tests.

  \textsuperscript{*}~This is only for members\\%
  \^~This is only for leaders}

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