I am making a presentation in org-mode and have some creative commons pictures that I need to give attribution for.

I have tried using a footnote with the reference but as the picture is in the right column of a two column slide, the reference just runs off the slide and looks messy.

Does anyone have a method that they use in org-mode that gives attribution in a neat and clear way?

  • Probably not the elaborate solution you are looking for, but you could simply use a caption? With #+CAPTION: Some caption right above the link to the image.
    – EFLS
    Nov 15, 2018 at 14:41
  • @EFLS I feel captioning the picture draws attention away from the points on the slide (the attribution reference is quite long for the pictures i am using) . Was thinking more along the lines of a reference type setup with a number by the picture and a numbered picture list at the end of the presentation.
    – Hantabaru
    Nov 15, 2018 at 18:08

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I use a couple of different kinds of citations:

  1. In text:

    @@l:\\{\footnotesize@@ [[doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.041601][PRL 114 (2015) 041601]] @@l:}@@
  2. As a footnote (this is probably better suited for images): \footnotemark somewhere in the text, and the following at the end


The slide with these two references looks like this: Example slide with references

Instead of manually handling the text, you could also use the usual \cite command, and add a full bibliography in the appendix. I guess for that just add a \printbibliography at the end of the appendix.

  • Thanks. This gives me a couple of options to work with.
    – Hantabaru
    Nov 19, 2018 at 12:37

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