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    Long Footnotes

    I have a document that on one page has two footnotes designated. However, because of the length of the first, the second ends up appearing on a subsequest page, not on the page where the reference is. Is there any way to prevent this?Thanks in advance

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    Only by the traditional hard copy way: copyfitting, that is, editing the text until both fit. Back in the day, my employer and most of the scholarly journals our researchers submitted papers to banned footnotes because of this and other difficulties.


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    Hi jkirk,

    Word typically tries to keep footnotes on the same page as the content to which they relate. However, as the size of a given footnote increases, less space remains for other content on the same page. Since a footnote can't appear on a page before the one it's referenced from, you eventually get to the point where there isn't enough space to bring the next footnote onto the same page and both it and any later footnotes from the same page simply get shoved to the next page. That's fairly standard behaviour.
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    Paul Edstein
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    thanks guys

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