# Alternating symbols and numbers as footnote markers

In the example below, I would like the first footnote to have as a marker the symbol *, all the remaining footnotes in the document to have normal Arabic enumeration starting from 1.

I am trying to follow the answer given at Symbols instead of numbers as footnote markers without much success.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks

\documentclass[preprint,1p,times]{elsarticle}

\journal{Some Journal}

\begin{document}

\begin{frontmatter}
\title{Some Title}

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

\author{Fabio\footnote{I want this footnote to have an asterisk}}

\setcounter{footnote}{0}
\renewcommand*{\thefootnote}{\arabic{footnote}}

\begin{abstract}
This is the abstract\footnote{I want this footnote to have a number}
\end{abstract}

\begin{keyword}
keyword1 \sep keyword2
\end{keyword}

\end{frontmatter}

\end{document}


In this document class, the footnotes in \author have no effect on the rest of the document. You don't need to reset the counter or restore \thefootnote.

\documentclass[preprint,1p,times]{elsarticle}

\journal{Some Journal}

\begin{document}

\begin{frontmatter}
\title{Some Title}

\author{\renewcommand*{\thefootnote}{\fnsymbol{footnote}}%
Fabio\footnote{I want this footnote to have an asterisk}}

\begin{abstract}
This is the abstract\footnote{I want this footnote to have a number}
\end{abstract}

\begin{keyword}
keyword1 \sep keyword2
\end{keyword}

\end{frontmatter}

\end{document}