I'm writing a report for the university. They're being very specific about specifying formatting for citation. Although I suspect the mentor won't be very strict, I'm still interested in having as close output from LaTeX as possible. I'm an utter newbie with LaTeX, so I'm learning as I go.

Having picked up a template from another Croatian university that has a very similar format, I've began writing my text and customizing the template as I go. The issue I ran into is with citations.

Here are the (translated) instructions on citing:

Citing: On every page, place reference into a footnote. See appendix for information on format. Literature: At the end; list authors alphabetically.


Note: For second and other citations of the same bibliographical unit, you should list the following: First and last name of the author, in parenthesis a numerical identifier of the footnote where it's first listed, number of page where it's first listed.

So far, I switched from bibtex to biblatex and biber in order to make use of \footcite. I've played with some defaults (style=numeric, …), but I feel that as a newbie it'd take me a long, long time to figure out how to get this exact behavior.

How would I go about forcing full bibliography entry to appear in the first reference to an entry in a \footcite, then having subsequent entries display author name, first footnote's ID and first footnote's page number, while at the same time having full entry appear in the Literature section?

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    Try \usepackage[style=verbose-note,pageref]{biblatex}.
    – lockstep
    Commented Feb 10, 2013 at 15:30
  • …wow, that was fast! Thanks. It doesn't seem to include author's first name, but it's already awesome and seems to match the requirements. I'd accept it were it an answer! Commented Feb 10, 2013 at 15:36
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    I'm working on including the first name as we speak. ;-)
    – lockstep
    Commented Feb 10, 2013 at 15:46

1 Answer 1


\usepackage[style=verbose-note,pageref]{biblatex} does most of what you want. Here's how to add first names to follow-up citations (and replace the comma with parentheses):




\xapptobibmacro{footcite:note}{\nopunct}{}{}% optional


  author = {Author, A.},
  year = {2001},
  title = {Alpha},



Some text \autocite{A01}.


\null\vfill% just for the example

Some more text \autocite{A01}.



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  • How can I remove the "see n. 1"? I'm doing a Turabian report and it's supposed to be [Author's last name] + [space] + [page#]. Commented Jan 31, 2015 at 22:43

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