I would like to insert footnotes in a file external to the text which is:

  |      |______chapter1.tex
  |      |______%notes.tex

I tried using this method

For instance\footnotemark I can use the same footnote more than 
\footnotetext{footnote with two references}

that I found interesting because it allows you to manage the notes at the bottom of the page. this is the most comfortable way because it leaves the reference text clean.

my intention to have more control is to move the notes to a new page and then to a new note.tex file. enter image description here this file must contain only the strings concerning the foonotes, but it must not be printed it's possible? could you give me valid suggestions?


I open a new file so-called notes.tex and with this method, is created a "database" that contains only the footnotes :

\usepackage{amsfonts} % Mathesymbole

%<*notes001> %% TAG 
 Se \textbf{dS} copre tutta la superficie del volume $\Vm$, il corrispondente $\Delta{V}$ costruito sopra il dS, copre l'intero volume $\Delta{V}$ con segno giusto; Allora l'integrale in V può essere sostituito con l'integrale in S}.

in the preamble I insert the command :


in this way I can use the \loadnote command in any other file recalling the footnote that interests me and in the right position. for example : \loadnote{001} the note is shown at the bottom of the page and with the correct numbering

  • So you don't want the footnotes to be printed at all? And what should happen to the in text references (the marks)? Should they be printed or not?
    – Skillmon
    Commented Oct 6, 2018 at 7:03
  • @Skillmon the footnotes must be printed, the one that is not printed is the file containing the text references. I would like to exploit an external file as if it were a database of footnotes. I'm using this method for the equations that are chased with a \loadeq command such as : \usepackage{catchfilebetweentags} \newcommand{\loadeq}[1]{% \ExecuteMetaData[equations.tex]{eq#1}% }
    – Antonio
    Commented Oct 6, 2018 at 8:55
  • I still don't get it. You say they must be printed, but those not printed should be in the file?! Should the file be generated from your footnotes? Or do you have a file which holds specific strings that should not show up in footnotes? I'm totally lost here.
    – Skillmon
    Commented Oct 6, 2018 at 9:52
  • 2
    Maybe this help: How do others manage their footnotes?
    – Fran
    Commented Oct 6, 2018 at 10:01
  • @Fran Your answer is very interesting and I want to see if it will be more effective than mine.
    – Antonio
    Commented Oct 6, 2018 at 13:02

1 Answer 1


From the sepfootnotes documentation:


\anotecontent{Plato}{Socrates's pupil.}


This was first brought up by the great Plato.\anote{Plato}

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