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Gvantsa-rx
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### footnote

Hi everyone,

I have a problem, maybe someone can help me? I need to use * instead of 1 for footnote, just only first one and then it should be counted on... 1, 2, ...
I used this one :

\renewcommand\thefootnote{*}
\footnote{text}
\renewcommand\thefootnote{\arabic{text}}

but the problem is that, the first footnote is shown *, second is shown as 1. and all following footnotes again as 1.
I'm so unconcentrated, I don't understand where the problem is

Gvantsa

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Ijon Tichy
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### footnote  Topic is solved

Please always try to show a minimal working example, because often a good answer depends on what you are really doing. For example, if the first footnote would be part of the title, the following suggestion would not be recommended:
\documentclass{article}

\newcommand*{\firstfootnote}[1]{%
{\renewcommand*{\thefootnote}{\fnsymbol{footnote}}\footnote{#1}}%
\setcounter{footnote}{0}%
}
\begin{document}
First\firstfootnote{First footnote}
Second\footnote{Second footnote}
Third\footnote{Third footnote}
\end{document}


instead something line this would be better:
\documentclass{article}

\begin{document}
\title{The title\thanks{With footnote}}
\author{Me}
\maketitle
First\footnote{First footnote}
Second\footnote{Second footnote}
Third\footnote{Third footnote}
\end{document}


And please mark code correctly. Only then the online editor and compiler can be used.

Gvantsa-rx
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