Say in chapter 2, page 10 I create a foonote (by doing: \footnote{bla bla....}). When I reference it in Page 10 I get a clickable reference to that footnote. But, in page 12 when I reference this footnote using \footnotemark[\value{footnote}] , I get the number of the footnote correct, but this time its not clickable. How can I fix this?

I am using Windows 7, MikTEX 2.9 and TexMaker. The PDF that I create is OK. But I can't seem to copy any text from the PDF. When I click, a long vertical bar appears. I am using Adobe PDF for viewing.

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    Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem.
    – doncherry
    Apr 11 '12 at 9:48
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    As I already mentioned in my answer to the cross-post at LaTeX-Community.org, the hyperref README says that the optional argument of \footnotemark is not supported, since such a reference is not clear, in general.
    – Stefan Kottwitz
    Apr 11 '12 at 12:27
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    @StefanKottwitz Still being able to link to an already-defined footnote seems like a standard functionality to me which I'd expect to be supported by some package. Apr 11 '12 at 13:28
  • @StephanLehmke It was a general remark as I read the "official" statement in the README. Right, there may be a package which adds this functionality. Or let's write one. ;-)
    – Stefan Kottwitz
    Apr 11 '12 at 15:09
  • @StefanKottwitz See code below ;-) Apr 11 '12 at 15:31

It seems that \footnotemark[... is defined by hyperref to just typeset the number while a link is only created when \footnotemark is used without optional argument. Interestingly, in the latter case I was geting a link which lead nowhere.

It seems one must make an explicit mechanism for saving and restoring the link.





  \expandafter\edef\csname fnmark@#1\endcsname%

  \csname fnmark@#1\endcsname%

    \c@footnote #1\relax











One should think this is such a common request it must have been done in some package already.

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