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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}
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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}

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