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You're able to reference footnotes multiple times in Microsoft Word by using cross-references. However, cross-references have a minor limitation – if you insert another footnote above the original one, the footnote number will update, automatically, immediately, but the cross-reference number will not. There are a few ways to update the cross-references in a ...


You can edit footnote seperators in Draft view. First, click on Draft, which is at the lower right corner. Go to the References tab and click on Show Notes. In the new window that appears below, open the drop-down menu labeled Footnotes and choose Footnote Separator. Now you can highlight the separator in the textbox below and align it to the right just ...


Word is not capable of doing that for you. It is designed to create footnotes in the same number of columns as the document. The alternative is to create footnotes manually in a table at the bottom of the table. Here's a link to an article explaining and providing some additional source for creating that custom table.


Another option is to create just one footnote for the first instance and, in place of adding additional footnotes at the other locations, just put cross-references to the original footnote. Then you can also change the style of these particular cross-references to subscript so that, visually, they'll look the same as regular footnote.


AFAIK there's no build-in functionality, but it's an easy task for a VBA macro (which i've found here): Sub comment2footnote() Application.ScreenUpdating = False Dim oDoc As Document, oComment As Comment Set oDoc = ActiveDocument For Each oComment In ActiveDocument.Comments oDoc.Footnotes.Add Range:=oComment.Scope, ...


Go to beginning of document. Click the References tab. Click Show Notes. Click Next Footnote until the cursor moves to a position where a footnote does not exist. That is the phantom footnote. Delete the next around the cursor.


You can do this only to a very limited extend. The easiest way would be not to number those two footnotes, but to use any character as footnote symbol. Then you could choose the same character for both footnotes. You could even use a number as manually-assigned character, but then the trouble starts if there are more, numbered footnotes in the same document. ...

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