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    Word 365 footnote style weirdness

    One of my students was attempting to use the Insert Footnote feature from the References tab in Word 2013/365. When she inserts the footnote, the superscripted # appears in the document as expected, but the footnote itself pops in with an extra paragraph marker above the location for the footnote. I have been in every dialog box I can think of - Modify the Footnote style, reveal styles, etc. and cannot for the life of me figure out where this extra marker is coming from. It can't be selected or deleted. I tried completely deleting the Footnote Text style and letting Word rebuild it, but it immediately reinserted the additional space. Any ideas where else I can look? The footnote in question is at the bottom of page #2.

    Thanks for any guidance. This is driving me nuts.
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    The "footnote separator" in that document has an extra return in it.

    The quick fix is:
    Change to Draft View
    Go to References > Footnotes > Show Notes
    In the pane that appears down the bottom, change the Footnotes dropdown to Footnote Separator
    Edit the separator to remove the extra return.

    You can read more info that is relevant here --> http://wordfaqs.mvps.org/NoteSeparators.htm
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Thank you! Wonder how that extra return got in the separator in the first place?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Lockton View Post
    The "footnote separator" in that document has an extra return in it.

    The quick fix is:
    Change to Draft View
    Go to References > Footnotes > Show Notes
    In the pane that appears down the bottom, change the Footnotes dropdown to Footnote Separator
    Edit the separator to remove the extra return.

    You can read more info that is relevant here --> http://wordfaqs.mvps.org/NoteSeparators.htm

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