## LaTeX forum ⇒ Scientific Word/Workplace ⇒ Custom Footnote Symbols in Title Page (or Front Matter) Topic is solved

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ychao
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### Custom Footnote Symbols in Title Page (or Front Matter)

Dear all,

I know the default footnote symbols for Title Page is "asterisk-dagger" style.

But now I need to use "asterisk" to the title, while use number "1" to the authors.

Anyone knows how to do it? Thanks.

Stefan Kottwitz
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Hi,

perhaps post some details. I guess there's a better chance to get help, if you make your question more LaTeX specific. Few people use Scientific Workplace, but could be able to help regarding its basis LaTeX. For example, you could tell which class you are using and what your code is. When I use footnotes in the title, I get arabic numbers.

Stefan

ychao
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Thanks. I am using "article" class in Scientific Workplace.

What I need is to have the footnote symbol for the title as "*", while the footnote symbol for the author as "1".

Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Stefan Kottwitz
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I would like to see the code. Then I know, for example, if you use \maketitle or a custom \begin{titlepage} ... \end{titlepage} environment.

Just a general advice, it's always good to post some code, perhaps with dummy text, so you can get specific code as solution.

Without, I can give you just general advice: you could redefine the \@fnsymbol macro for title and for author. Have a look here to see how it can be done: How can I customize the \thanks footnote symbol?

Stefan