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WD: How to Remove Footnote/Endnote Separators (Lines) in Word

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SUMMARY
This article describes how to remove the separator from a footnote orendnote in Microsoft Word.
MORE INFORMATION
Use the method appropriate for your version of Word.

Microsoft Word 6.x, 7.x, 98 Macintosh Edition

  1. On the View menu, click Normal.
  2. On the View menu, click Footnotes.
  3. In the Footnotes pane, click the down arrow next to All Footnotes or All Endnotes, and select Footnote Separator or Endnote Separator. The separator appears.
  4. Select the separator and delete it.

Word for the Macintosh, version 5.0

  1. On the Insert menu, click Footnote.
  2. Click Separator.
  3. Select the separator and delete it.

Word for the Macintosh, version 4.0

To remove the footnote separator (or footnote continuation separator)from a Word 4.0 document, you must replace it with at least one character(for example, a space).

This restriction exists to prevent problems with empty text areas inPage View.

Word for Windows, versions 1.0 and 2.0

  1. On the Insert Menu, click Footnote.
  2. Click Options.
  3. Click Separator.
  4. Select the separator line with the mouse, with the insertion point positioned before the separator line.
  5. Once the separator is selected, press the SPACEBAR once (to replace the separator with a space).
  6. Click Close.
To avoid an extra blank line between the text and the footnotes, formatthe remaining paragraph in the footnote separator window for -1 pointline spacing.
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