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    Oh where oh where has my footer gone (Word 97)

    Hello,

    A coworker is having a frustrating problem with Word Margins.

    First background. She is working on documents that were created in Word 2000 and not saved back to Word 97. She has had lots of problems with the docs and yesterday the Help Desk reinstalled Word on her PC to help with the problems.

    Now today, one of the docs she has been working on has lost its footer. You can see the header and can access it thru View Header Footer, but you cannot see a footer and you cannot access it or add it. It doesn't show the little dashed line that usually shows up to indicate where the footer goes.

    Can anyone tell me why this is happening and how to add the footer back in.

    TIA,
    Laura

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    Re: Oh where oh where has my footer gone (Word 97)

    Was the document actually created and typed in Word, or is it possible that it was either created originally in something like Word Perfect or begun by copying large portions of text from a heritage Word Perfect document?

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    Re: Oh where oh where has my footer gone (Word 97)

    No connection to Word Perfect.

    Laura

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    Re: Oh where oh where has my footer gone (Word 97)

    Okay - so much for that theory. I have not seen this happen in a clean Word document, so I don't know what's causing it. It happens occasionally in converted documents. You might try copying everything but the last paragraph marker and pasting into a new document.

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    Re: Oh where oh where has my footer gone (Word 97)

    Thanks, that worked. I've learned that sometimes you'll never figure out why something happened. What's important is finding out how to overcome it.

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    Re: Oh where oh where has my footer gone (Word 97)

    Ain't that the truth. I'm glad it worked for you.

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    Re: Oh where oh where has my footer gone (Word 97)

    Hi Laura
    Have your tried going into Headers & Footers, Switch to Footers, go into Page Setup and Margins. In the Footers Margin raise the count to 1.5 or 2. See if that helps to bring up the dotted the line your looking for.

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    Re: Oh where oh where has my footer gone (Word 97)

    Hi Laura,

    Although you have the problem resolved, I'd be interested in taking a look at the problem document. Perhaps you can attach the file for us?

    If it is sensitive information you could send it to me in a PM and I can report back to the group if I find anything.

    I'm always interested in the "why's" and I've been beta testing an application that simulates reveal codes similar to what is used in Word Perfect and would love to have a "problem child" to put it through the paces. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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