[texhax] question about TeX FIRST page "footnote"

Pierre MacKay pierre.mackay at comcast.net
Thu Aug 5 20:16:22 CEST 2010

On 08/05/2010 07:01 AM, Paul Isambert wrote:
> Selon "Dr. Daniel Raviv"<ravivd at fau.edu>:
>> Dear TeX group,
>> We are done with a paper that we plan to publish, but facing one problem:
>> The authors of the paper decided to be listed in an alphabetical order... the
>> problem is how do we insert a footnote in the FIRST page of the paper that
>> says: "Authors are listed in alphabetical order." (My understanding is that
>> it is not like other footnotes.)

Here is what I use for unnumbered footnotes (acknowledgements, usually) 
before footnote one on the first (or to force a note continuation on any 
other page).

   \insert\footins{\ADDbaseline=10pt % need a baseline and font 
specification here,  These happen to be my way of doing it.
   \vskip2pt} %A fudge, but it works for me
   \textpoint} % return to the normal text size (My XXXpoint macro is 
quite complex, probably more complex than you need

---This is, by the way, a very common convention, preferred by many 
editors to the somewhat misleading use of footnote#1 as a vehicle for 

Pierre MacKay

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