Dear Ricardo,

thanks a lot! This works much better than my previous "solution". My suggestion would be to build it right away into the LyX footnote command for chapters, sections, and subsections.

Unfortunately \renewcommand{\footnote}{\myfnt} does not work, as \myfnt calls \footnote.

There is also the problem that the myfnt appears in the PDF bookmarks and has to be corrected by hand.

Thanks again


On 02.01.2018 21:09, Ricardo Berlasso wrote:
2018-01-02 16:57 GMT+01:00 Ekkehart Schlicht <>:

I have footnotes to section headings (that are necessary because some sections are taken from earlier articles, and this is explained in those footnotes). In the TOC, these footnotes re-appear. It is quite clumsy to repress them in those cases by using \section* instead of \section and add \addcontentsline{section}{12 sectionname}. It would be very convenient to have footnoes to TOC entries omitted by defaultin the TOC.

The only way I ever found is to define a new "footnote" command and use it on the heading instead of the normal one. See here:

Basically you add to the Preamble




and then to insert the "footnote" on the heading you use a TeX box (Ctrl-L) with the command

\myfnt{the heading footnote}

on it. The numbering integrates without problems with normal footnotes, only on LyX it will look kind of weird. But you can always define a character style ;)




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