Footnotes are added as \footnote{footnote_here}. It produces a number as hyperlink to the footnote, at least as default. The problem is that, when citing bibliography, those symbols interfere each other; I mean, citations and footnotes have a number as symbol..


Is there any recommended symbol for footnotes different from arabic numbers? How can I modify it?

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    Take a look at the footmisc package. You can have a series of symbols, or lowercase letters, for instance. Depending on the number of footnotes you have, you might consider restting the footnote counter at each page. – Bernard Sep 11 '17 at 17:27
  • Citation with superscript numbers are not very usual. If possible, wouldn't it be better change the citation style? I mean to an author-year style, or at least, to the standard inline [1] (this hardly might be confused with a superscript small number without brackets). – Fran Sep 12 '17 at 0:36
  • @Fran, thanks for the comment :). Maybe you are right, I have read lot of papers with superscripts..Is there any easy way to change that? I like brackets to cite, as you put it – user134500 Sep 12 '17 at 0:51
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    Yes, very easy. See this answer for a very basic introduction with some examples. – Fran Sep 12 '17 at 1:26
  • I have a huge disorder in the preamble, @Fran. I understood your answer but I am not totally sure about changing my preamble..thanks anyway.. – user134500 Sep 12 '17 at 6:34

You could use letters for footnotes:


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