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LaTeX Beginners Guide by Stefan Kottwitz

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Time for action – using footnotes in text and in headings

Let's go back to the very first example of this chapter. We shall insert one footnote in the body text and one in a section heading:

  1. Modify the example inserting a footnote, as shown in the highlighted line:
    \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{book}
    \usepackage[english]{babel}
    \usepackage{blindtext}
    \begin{document}
    \chapter{Exploring the page layout}
    In this chapter we will study the layout of pages.
    \section{Some filler text}
    \blindtext
    \section{A lot more filler text}
    More dummy text\footnote{serving as a placeholder} will follow.
    \subsection{Plenty of filler text}
    \blindtext[10]
    \end{document}
  2. Typeset to see how the footnote looks in print:
  3. Insert a footnote in the second section header. This ...

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