# Referring to same footnote multiple times inside tabular

I have a document with a list of tabular items. Some of the rows of the tables might need to refer to the same footnote, and there can be multiple such footnotes.

The following is an MCVE:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{enumitem}
\usepackage{multicol}

\newcommand{\mystart}{\begin{enumerate}[leftmargin=*,label={[\arabic*]}]}
\newcommand{\myend}{\end{enumerate}}
\newcommand{\myitem}[2]{
\vspace{-5pt}\item \begin{tabular*}{0.95\textwidth}[t]{l@{\extracolsep{\fill}}r}
\multicolumn{1}{p{10cm}}{\small{#1}} & \small{#2}
\end{tabular*}\vspace{-10pt}
}

\begin{document}
\mystart
\myitem{A\footnotemark, B\footnotemark}{P}\footnotetext{F1}
\myitem{C\footnotemark, D\footnotemark}{Q}\footnotetext{F2}
\myend
\end{document}


The output is

with the footnotes at the bottom of the page as

However, I would like the following to happen instead:

1. Footnotes should not be numbered.
2. A and B should point to the same footnote, and C and D should point to the same footnote.
3. All footnotes should appear at the bottom of the same page.

Earlier, I did not need this inside a tabular, and for that, this answer worked well. But inside a tabular, the footnote marks appear but no footnote appears anywhere in the document.

I also tried suggestions from a few other answers to use footref, such as this, but that did not work.

How can I do this? Thank you.

You can pass an optional argument to \footnotemark[<value>] and \footnotetext[<value>]{<text>} that sets the <value> to be displayed. Additionally, redefining the footnote counter representation to use \roman removes it from being set if you pass a <value> of 0:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{tabularx}

\newcounter{mycount}

\newcommand{\mystart}{%
\par\medskip
\setcounter{mycount}{0}}
\newcommand{\myend}{%
\par\medskip}

\newcommand{\myitem}[2]{%
\par
\noindent
\stepcounter{mycount}%
\begin{tabularx}{\linewidth}{ @{} X r @{} }
[\themycount]\ \small #1 & \small #2
\end{tabularx}
}

\begin{document}

\mystart
\myitem{\stepcounter{footnote}A\footnotemark[\value{footnote}], B\footnotemark[\value{footnote}]}
{P}{\renewcommand{\thefootnote}{\roman{footnote}}\footnotetext[0]{F1}}
\myitem{\stepcounter{footnote}C\footnotemark[\value{footnote}], D\footnotemark[\value{footnote}]}
{Q}{\renewcommand{\thefootnote}{\roman{footnote}}\footnotetext[0]{F2}}
\myend

\end{document}

• I'm completely unfamiliar with what the need for have the content set in an enumerate is all about... – Werner Nov 25 '18 at 7:17
• Thank you for your answer. I will try your suggestions and get back. The reason I use enumerate is because I have a numbered list of tables. – GoodDeeds Nov 25 '18 at 7:22
• I tried this method, but am facing a few problems. One is that the actual footnote has no symbol that make it clear what it is a footnote for. Is there a way to fix this? Also, would it be possible to do it such that the text can link to the footnote? Thank you. – GoodDeeds Nov 25 '18 at 12:32
• @GoodDeeds: First explain what you mean by "Footnotes should not be numbered." – Werner Nov 25 '18 at 17:05
• I meant having a symbol instead of a number, sorry for the confusion – GoodDeeds Nov 25 '18 at 17:41