Questions tagged [footnotes]

{footnotes} is about typesetting footnotes. Popular packages are {footmisc}, {footnote}, and {bigfoot}.

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Using \footnote in a figure's \caption

Maybe this is an easy one, but I struggled with this now too long :) I want to have a footnote in a caption of a figure, see the example. \begin{figure}[!ht] \caption{a figure caption\footnote{...
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Reference different places to the same footnote

For example, I want to make footnotes both at Sentence 1 and Sentence 2 (which are on the same page) to the same footnote. Wikipedia's "References" have this effect.
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Symbols instead of numbers as footnote markers

How can I make LaTeX use symbols (*, †, ‡, and so on) instead of numbers to mark footnotes? (The numbers are confusing because I use superscripted numbers for citations.)
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Footnote without a marker

I would like to have a footnote about the funding source of my work in the first page without marker. I tried below approaches: \footnotetext{text goes here} This creates a footnote but with '0' as ...
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Multiple footnotes at one point

I'm trying to create multiple footnotes referencing from one point, that look like this: lorem1,2 Searching for "multiple footnotes" shows up almost exclusively solutions for multiple references ...
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Footnote in tabular environment

It seems as if footnotes would have only a problem with the table environment but in my minimal example non of those answers Footnotes in Tabulars? Footnote in table seem to work for the tabular ...
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Continuous footnote numbering

I would like footnote numbering to continue over pages and chapters. In my document it's reset every chapter. I'm using the report documentclass.
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Footnotes in tables?

I would like to have footnotes in tables, but the \footnote command does not work inside a table environment. Googling one finds that this is a frequently asked question, at least in the UK. That ...
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Multiple references to the same footnote with hyperref support - is there a better solution?

According to the Latex wikibook the workaround for having multiple references to the same footnote with hyperref support is this: \footnote{This is the footnote}\addtocounter{footnote}{-1}\...
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Getting percent sign into an URL in a footnote

I'm using the url package. Now, I have some some url with a percent sign in it and want to place it in a footnote. When I let the % where it is, I get a comment, and the whole thing fails to compile ...
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How to obtain verbatim text in a footnote?

I want to employ a \verb command in a footnote. But, when I run pdflatex on \documentclass{article} \begin{document} I want this.\footnote{\verb|But, it does not work!|} \end{document} I get this:...
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How to remove conference information from the ACM 2017 SIGCONF template?

I have downloaded the new ACM template for conference proceedings (sigconf format). Even when I comment out the lines that are related to conference information, price, DOI, etc. I get the following ...
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Using \author and \thanks for authors with common affiliations

What is the correct way to use \author and \thanks when I want to have multiple authors having common affiliations? For instance, using \author{ABC\thanks{XYZ} \and DEF\thanks{UVW} \and GHI\thanks{...
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How to display the footnote in the bottom of the slide while using \columns?

I am using \columns in beamer to show two pictures. After I added \footnote{ExampleText} after captions, the ExampleTest just appear in each column. Now I want to show all of the ExampleText in the ...
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Footnote runs onto second page

I have a footnote that begins on one page but the text runs over onto the footnote section of the page afterwards. Any way to fix this? I'm using footmisc and the oneside book class.
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Notes overflowing from marginpar to footer

In this document, from page 12 and following, the notes from the marginpar are overflowing in the footer of each page. How can this be achieved in LaTeX? ConTeXT/LuaTeX based solutions are welcome, ...
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Footnote backreference with hyperref

This question led to a new package: footnotebackref I'm using hyperref to have footnote marks link to the footnote proper and I'd like to have some sort of "backreferences" from the footnote proper ...
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\footnotetext numbering for many \footnotemark - automatic solution

\documentclass{report} \begin{document} Text\footnote{text1} Text\footnote{text2} \vbox{% \begin{itemize} \item X\footnotemark{} \item Y\footnotemark{} \item Z\footnotemark{} \end{itemize} } \...
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Tables below footnotes, is this a good output routine algorithm or a bug?

Consider the minimal code below, which produces two different layouts depending on the table position marks. The first layout uses \begin{table} which results in the table ending below the ...
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Why is a cross † used as footnote marker for people?

This not exactly about TeX, but about typography, and the TeX SE is the closest place I think of to ask this question in. In academic texts, I’ve very often come across a cross (no pun intended; I ...
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Changing footnote symbols

I was wondering if there is way to change the symbols of footnotes to any symbol I want. I know there are some packages that put away the numbers and use predefined symbols, but I want to use some ...
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footnote counter, would like to restart from '1' each page

I would like the footnote counter to automatically restart from '1' for each page of my document.
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Footnote in math mode

How can I insert a footnote into math mode? I tried this (with required packages) \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage{ccaption} And i.e if I try \begin{eqnarray} foo && ...
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Warning with footnotes: “name{Hfootnote.xx} has been referenced but does not exist”

First, some general details about my document: I'm using the scrbook class and the hyperref package. The document is split up into different source files (though this fact should not matter in this ...
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Is there a way to move all footnotes to the end of the document?

Is there a way to move all footnotes to the end of the document (after the thebibliography environment)?
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Why are all of my footnotes hyperlinked to the titlepage?

Problem I have various footnotes, which are hyperlinked from the text to the bottom of their respective pages. When I click on the hyperlinks (in the main text), they always take me to the first page ...
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Can I get a normal footnote in a minipage environment in LaTeX? How?

I need to use a minipage environment and I need a footnote in that minipage. I want the footnote to be numbered in the normal footnote sequence and to occur together with the rest of the footnotes in ...
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Is there a way to automatically change kerning between commas/full stops and footnote marks?

This question led to a new package: fnpct Following up on my question on the kerning of footnote marks after punctuation marks, I'd like to know if there is a way to achieve the kerning of footnote ...
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How to embed citations into footnotes?

How can I put a reference at the bottom of the page to something that I'm using? I need to do this the European way: so I want to place a small number at the end of the sentence that stands higher ...
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Footnote to an item in a description environment

It seems like it's not possible to put footnote inside a description list item. For example in the following code first footnote appears at the bottom of the page, but the second - doesn't: \...
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Footnote in sub-section title

Trying to put a footnote in subsection title: \subsection{Effect of Lateral Confinement on SW Band Structure\footnote{Parts of this sub--section are based on \citet{Venkat2013}}} produces the ...
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How to properly typeset footnotes/superscripts after punctuation marks?

I find the spacing of footnote marks after punctuation marks quite unsatisfactory, especially with sans serif fonts and compared to the spacing after letters. Example follows: I came up with a little ...
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Keep all footnotes on the according page

Is there a way to keep all footnotes on the page where they belong to? I have several (20-30) footnotes per page (some short, some stretch over multiple lines). Sometimes latex places the last one or ...
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Place bibliography items at bottom of frame

Is there an easy way to add bibliography items to the bottom of a frame where they are referenced? I am using Beamer and Biblatex.
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Why is my footnote “glued” to the text?

This is the document: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[top=3in, bottom=3in, left=3in, right=3in]{geometry} \usepackage{lipsum} \interlinepenalty=10000 \begin{document} This is first short ...
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Modify footer of slides

I am editing a presentation with beamer, the theme is Boadilla: \date{date} \title[The title is quite quite quite quite quite quite long]{The title is quite quite quite quite quite quite long} \...
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Is a three-column footnote layout possible?

I'm contemplating the idea of a document layout where citations are author-year-style, but given as footnotes. That is, those notes would be (for the most part) very short, which is a bad match for ...
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Footnote in table

I have some table like the following one and want to write some configuration using ´footnote´. \begin{table} \begin{center} \begin{footnotesize} \begin{tabular}{|l|l|l|} \hline ...
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How to fix Footnote position at the bottom of the page [duplicate]

\footnote[1]{\nameref*{8.1.16} is an अधिकार सूत्र it goes upto \nameref*{8.3.55}} \& अङ्गाधिकार (अङ्गस्य)\footnote[2]{\nameref*{6.4.1} is an अधिकार सूत्र it goes upto \nameref*{7.4.97}} I am ...
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Footnote to a footnote

How can I make a footnote to a footnote? E.g., Playfair's axiom\footnote{so called in honor of mathematician John Playfair, etc, etc., but was actually discovered by Proclus\footnote{Greek ...
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Multiple \thanks that refer to same text

I'd like to have three authors that use the same footnote for their \thanks identifier (they are at the same university, and don't need separate affiliation notes). I've read one of the solutions ...
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How to typeset a complex layout like a page of the Talmud?

I need help for typesetting a complex typographic layout comparable to the Talmud, yet not necessarily in Hebrew. I found the parcolumns package, but it does not support footnotes and it also does not ...
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How can I change the footnote line (thickness, length)

I am using pdflatex and just want to know how to change the footnote line (thickness, length). Besides that: How can I set the distance between text-lines in the text.
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Placing footnotes or endnotes at the end of the current paragraph

This question led to a new package: parnotes How can I get footnote or endnote text to appear right after the paragraph in which it was mentioned? Update: As my question lacks sufficient detail, ...
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URL linebreak in footnote

I use a footnote with a too long url, so that I'd like to see a linebreak. The url package does linebreaks automatically as far as i know, but in the footnote it won't do it. Anyone have a solution to ...
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Can LaTeX select a random line from another file?

Can LaTeX select a line from one file and include it in the main file? I use the exam class to make course exams. I like to include a brief quote related to the course in the footer of the last exam ...
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Footnotes on the same line

For documents with a lot of footnotes, particularly if some are short, it can be nice to have multiple on the same line, e.g.: this is the first footnote 2. this is the second footnote 3. this ...
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How to write a footnote attached to the author in a LaTeX paper?

I want to attach a footnote to each author of a paper and write that their research was supported by different grants. How do I do that? Simply \footnote after each author does not work.
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How display the href link in the footnote?

My document has several \href that I would like to be shown on the footnote. How can I do it?
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Multiple references to the same footnote inside a table environment

I followed the steps in this answer to get multiple references to the same footnotes working. As shown in this minimal example, the solution is working great for footnotes in the text, also getting ...

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