I try to add author and affiliation as follows, but I get a star next to both the name and the affiliation. I have seen some posts about the star symbol (example1,example2)but I want to use \thanks and I have not managed to do this. Any ideas how to remove the symbol from both the name and the affiliation?


    \title{\vspace{-3.0cm}\rule{\textwidth}{1pt}\\title here\\\vspace{1.0cm}\rule{\textwidth}{1pt}\\{\Large something else}}
    \author{name here\thanks{Department here}}


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Write the next code into the preamble (before \begin{document}):

  • Thank you tomacs, that was exactly what I was looking for. Can I ask you if you have a useful source about the \thanks command?
    – geo_dd
    Apr 24, 2018 at 12:18
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    The original definition of \thanks is in the latex.ltx file.
    – user91669
    Apr 24, 2018 at 12:25

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