# Re: [NTG-context] How to setup the footnote number in local footnotes

```On Sun, 25 Mar 2018 09:29:01 -0600, Wolfgang Schuster
<schuster.wolfg...@gmail.com> wrote:```
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```Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي حامد <mailto:idris.ha...@colostate.edu>
25. März 2018 um 17:04
Dear gang,

Consider the following:

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\starttext
\startframedtext[width=fit,frame=off,offset=0pt]
% \startlocalfootnotes[n=2]
\startlocalfootnotes
\input ward
\startfootnote
\input ward
\stopfootnote

\placelocalfootnotes
\stoplocalfootnotes
\stopframedtext
\stoptext
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See attached:

1) Would like the footnote-number counter to start at 2, not 1.
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\setcounter[footnote][1]

after \startlocalfootnotes.
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Works, many thanks.

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```2) Alternatively, would like to be able to define a conversion that
sets the footnote numeral to 2.
3) Uncommenting the line % \startlocalfootnotes[n=2] doesn't work,
although it is mentioned here:
http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Command/startlocalfootnotes
So that must be for MKII..
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Check setup-en.pdf for valid arguments in MkIV.
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There are no options for \startlocalfootnotes and there is no command such
as \setuplocalfootnotes. So how does one setup a conversion (or manual
numbering) for localfootnotes?

Idris
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Idris Samawi Hamid, Professor
Department of Philosophy