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I'm facing a rather weird problem (at least for me). I'm trying to get the reference in my PhD thesis right, and what I would like is the following:

  • citations are displayed as footnotes, and they also appear at the end in a general bibliography;
  • the footnote apex is the corresponding number of the reference;
  • the reference in the footnote is a shorter version of the one in the general bibliography: name, journal, volume, date (essentially it just lacks the title entry).

I was able to get it right by means of the answer given in https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/20819, reported here:


% biblio.bib
  author =       {John Smith},
  title =        {A title},
  journal =      {A Journal},
  year =         {2010}
  author =       {John Doe},
  title =        {A paper},
  journal =      {Another journal},
  year =         {2009}
  author =       {Yuppie Networking},
  title =        {My paper},
  journal =      {The best journal},
  year =         {2000}


% Citation footnotes: use \footnoteA

% Vanilla footnotes: use \footnoteB

% Number of each bibliography entry in brackets



% Citation number superscript in brackets
    {\@textsuperscript{\normalfont[\@thefnmark]}\enspace #1}
    {\@textsuperscript{\normalfont\@thefnmark}\enspace #1}%

% Mostly verbatim from Joseph Wright
% http://www.texdev.net/2010/03/08/biblatex-numbered-citations-as-footnotes/

     {\BibliographyWarning{Ignoring prenote argument}}%
     {\BibliographyWarning{Ignoring postnote argument}}}







Vanilla footnote.\footnoteB{Vanilla footnote text.}
First citation.\sfcite{paper1}
Second citation.\sfcite{paper2}
Vanilla footnote.\footnoteB{Vanilla footnote text.}
First ``multi'' citation.\sfcite{paper1,paper3}


which gives output of the code above and bibliography bibliography

I slightly modified it in order to remove the title from the footnote, by adding:

%avoid displaying the title in the footnote reference.

and what I get is indeed what I want, but in the apex of the footnote there is now an extra space before the reference number:

weird spaces

that apparently I am not able to get rid of. Maybe it's just something stupid I'm not seeing, could anyone give me any suggestion?



marked as duplicate by Schweinebacke, Steven B. Segletes, TeXnician, Bobyandbob, Stefan Pinnow Nov 6 '17 at 13:34

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    Possibly add a % at the end of \ifentrytype{article}{ and maybe also after }{} – Steven B. Segletes Nov 6 '17 at 12:41
  • Thanks, Steven, this totally solves it. It was indeed a stupid thing. – Brizio Nov 6 '17 at 12:43

Steven solved it in the comments.

The problem were two missing %. The following code works as expected:

%avoid displaying the title in the footnote reference.
  • This does not answer the question. Please note: answers shouldn't be comments to questions, answers or other comments. So please delete it. – Schweinebacke Nov 6 '17 at 12:52

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