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How to change the email footnote symbol shown below "*" to some other math symbols, such as the symbol with subscript "b$_1$", "b$_2$", "c$_3$", "a$_4$"? (for paper with four authors, "b$_1$" for the first author, and so on.)

\documentclass[ap, notitlepage, superscriptaddress]{revtex4-1}

 
\begin{document}

\begin{titlepage}


\author{1st Author b$_1$}
\email{[email protected]}

\author{2nd Author b$_2$}
\email{[email protected]}

\author{3rd Author c$_3$}
\email{[email protected]}

\author{4th Author a$_4$}
\email{[email protected]}

\maketitle
\end{titlepage}

\end{document}

This is a false example. I hope to change * to b$_1$, and so on others to b$_2$, c$_3$, and a$_4$.

Question: How to change the Email symbol with definite symbols, that we can specify by hand:

  • the 1st Author with Email symbol b$_1$,
  • the 2nd Author with Email symbol b$_2$,
  • the 3rd Author with Email symbol c$_3$,
  • the 4th Author with Email symbol a$_4$. and so on that, we can specify each by hand.

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  • this post maybe related but this seems not working for me for \documentclass[aps] ---- tex.stackexchange.com/q/394590/41144
    – wonderich
    Commented Dec 21, 2021 at 3:22
  • Using the code in the answer (not the answer but rather, the code that changes to alph) I was able to change the symbol to a or A. But I do not know how to add math into it. Maybe you could gobble the symbol altogether and Add it in the email string definition?
    – Elad Den
    Commented Dec 21, 2021 at 8:52
  • Unrelated: note that revtex4-1 has been marked obsolete and revtex4-2 is now the recommended version
    – daleif
    Commented Dec 21, 2021 at 8:56
  • @Elad Den, can you post your partial answer? thanks so much!
    – wonderich
    Commented Dec 21, 2021 at 13:19
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    I just want to change the 1st Author with Email symbol b$_1$, 2nd Author with Email symbol b$_2$ and so on. See my update! thanks!
    – wonderich
    Commented Dec 21, 2021 at 15:57

1 Answer 1

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Try this code. (Using revtex4-2}

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Nine user-defined footnote marks were created for the email. (easily expanded). If any of the new ones are not used, the default mark will be used.

\documentclass[aps, notitlepage, superscriptaddress]{revtex4-2}

\makeatletter
\newcommand{\fmarki}{*}
\newcommand{\fmarkii}{\ensuremath{\dagger}}
\newcommand{\fmarkiii}{\ensuremath{\ddagger}}
\newcommand{\fmarkiv}{\ensuremath{\mathsection}}
\newcommand{\fmarkv}{\ensuremath{\mathparagraph}}
\newcommand{\fmarkvi}{\ensuremath{\|}}
\newcommand{\fmarkvii}{**}
\newcommand{\fmarkviii}{\ensuremath{\dagger\dagger}}
\newcommand{\fmarkix}{\ensuremath{\ddagger\ddagger}}
                
\def\@fnsymbol#1{{\ifcase#1\or \fmarki\or \fmarkii\or \fmarkiii\or \fmarkiv\or \fmarkv\or \fmarkvi\or \fmarkvii\or \fmarkviii\or \fmarkix \else\@ctrerr\fi}}
\makeatother

%% ************************************  define new email marks
\renewcommand{\fmarki}{b$_1$}
\renewcommand{\fmarkii}{b$_2$}
\renewcommand{\fmarkiii}{c$_3$}
\renewcommand{\fmarkiv}{a$_4$}
\renewcommand{\fmarkv}{x$_5$}
% <<<<<<<<<<<<<< ..... use default for 6, 7 and 8
\renewcommand{\fmarkix}{z$_9$}
%% ************************************

\begin{document}
    
    \begin{titlepage}
        
        
        \author{1st Author}
        \email{[email protected]}
        
        \author{2nd Author}
        \email{[email protected]}
        
        \author{3rd Author}
        \email{[email protected]}
        
        \author{4th Author}
        \email{[email protected]}
        
        \author{5th Author}
        \email{[email protected]}
        
        \author{6st Author}
        \email{[email protected]}
        
        \author{7nd Author}
        \email{[email protected]}
        
        \author{8rd Author}
        \email{[email protected]}
        
        \author{9th Author}
        \email{[email protected]}    

        
        \maketitle
    \end{titlepage}
    
\end{document}

See the alternatives-to-asterisk-and-star-for-superscripts nice answer.

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  • Thanks, +1 this is nice. I am confused why do we need to restart with \newcommand{\fmarki}{*}? if we are going to \renewcommand{\fmarki}{b$_1$} ? Could you explain why this paragraph after \makeatletter is important?
    – wonderich
    Commented Dec 21, 2021 at 22:22
  • @wonderich To have a default behavior in case a mark is not defined. See the cases of 6, 7 and 8. Commented Dec 21, 2021 at 22:26
  • Yes I got your point.
    – wonderich
    Commented Dec 21, 2021 at 22:26

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