Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Moving and Copying Footnotes and Endnotes
troubleshooting
Deleted footnotes won’t go away.
If you’ve deleted a footnote or endnote, but it keeps reappearing, chances are that a
portion of formatting for the note has been left behind (a paragraph mark, likely). To
find the culprit character, click the Show/Hide command in the Paragraph group on the
Home tab. All the paragraph marks will appear, and you can move to the footnote area
and delete the stray paragraph mark. The reference in the text will then be deleted.
Creating a New Separator Line
T he separator line Word uses to show where the document text ends and the
footnote text begins is a fairly nondescript line that extends a short distance across
the page. If you want to change the separator line—perhaps to add color or choose a
different line style or thickness—use the Borders And Shading dialog box to make the
change. To do this, follow these steps:
1. View the document in Draft view.
2. Double-click the footnote or endnote reference mark in your document to open
the Footnotes or Endnotes pane at the bottom of the Word window.
3. Click the Footnotes arrow and then select Footnote Separator in the Footnotes
list.
4. Delete the existing separator line by clicking it and then pressing Delete.
5. On the Home tab, click the Border command arrow in the Paragraph group.
6. Click Borders And Shading at the bottom of the gallery. The Borders And
Shading dialog box appears.
7. On the Borders tab, in the Style list, select the border style you want.
8. Click the bottom and side segments in the Preview section to remove them,
leaving only the top line, then click OK to add the new separator line to the
document.
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