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I'm working on a document in Word 2007. Somehow, when I was moving things around, a phantom footnote was introduced. (See attached image.) I have not been able to delete it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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  1. Go to beginning of document.
  2. Click the References tab.
  3. Click Show Notes.
  4. Click Next Footnote until the cursor moves to a position where a footnote does not exist.
  5. That is the phantom footnote.
  6. Delete the next around the cursor.
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Providing you haven't made a lot of changes since, undo (ctrl + Z) always fixes things like these :)

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Turn on the Show/hide feature. Search through the document for the 'hidden' footnotes in the body of the text and delete.

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