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I am unable to compile a \footnote{} inside an \added{} command. Doing the opposite (the \added{} inside the \footnote{}) does compile but doesn't produce the desired output, as I'd like that the footnote number is highlighted too to signal its addition to the text. How can I achieve this? Thanks, Jorge.

Error I get tryng to compile \footnote{} inside an \added{}:

! Use of \@xfootnote doesn't match its definition.
\@ifnextchar ...eserved@d =#1\def \reserved@a {#2}
                                                  \def \reserved@b {#3}\futu...
l.20 ...ootnote\added{\footnote{With added text.}}
                                                  .

Example:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[paperheight=4cm,paperwidth=8cm,margin=0.5cm]{geometry}

\usepackage{changes}
\begin{document}

% This compiles, but doesn't yield the desired output:
Let's try adding a footnote\footnote{\added{With added text.}}.

% This doesn't compile:
%Let's try adding a footnote\added{\footnote{With added text.}}.

\end{document} 

Result (undesired -- need footnote number also highlighted!):

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The changes package does not take into account that the number of a footnote has to get a different color, if changed.

There have been some questions about colored footnotes, e.g. see here: Change the color of footnote marker in LaTeX or here: How does one create a coloured footnote environment?

I found a package (footnotehyper), which provides a kind of colouring footnotes, but the footnote numbers in the foot of the page are not being colored.

Is your whish really worth much time and effort?

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  • Thank you for your reply, Keks. While it may seem like a menial detail (which might be solvable through alternate means), I do believe the correct behavior of the package would be to highlight the footnote symbol(number) as part of the change, since, strictly speaking, it is part of the added text. But I guess that's for future improvements to the package. For the time being I guess I'll leave it like this... – dontpanic Jun 5 '18 at 12:16

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