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Part or all of a footnote may be moved to the next page if it does not fit on the page on which the reference occurs.
If part or all of a footnote on a page is moved to the next page, you may need to change the setting or formatting of a footnote. To control the placement of footnotes, use the appropriate method for your situation.
Method 1: Change the Use Printer Metrics OptionTo change the Use Printer Metrics option, follow these steps:
Method 2: Change the Line Spacing of the Normal Text to "Exactly"Try this method if your document is set to a line spacing other than Single (on the Format menu, click Paragraph, and then click the Indents and Spacing tab). Set the line spacing of the normal text of the body to an exact point size. The point size depends on your normal font typeface and point size.
To modify the normal text line spacing, follow these steps:
Method 3: Set the Line Spacing of the Footnote Text Style to "Exactly"Set the line spacing of the Footnote Text style to an exact point size, slightly larger than the font size. This reduces the amount of space between footnotes, thus allowing more room for footnotes.
To modify the footnote text line spacing, follow these steps:
Method 4: Reduce the Size of the Footnote Text Style by a Few PointsTo modify the Footnote Text style, follow these steps:
Method 5: Reduce the Size of the Page MarginsTo reduce the size of the page margins, follow these steps:
Method 6: Reduce the Size of the TextReduce the point size of the text by a small amount. If you have applied styles to your text, you can modify the styles directly. If you have not applied styles to your text, highlight the text and use either of the following methods:
Method 7: Change the Line Spacing of the Footnote SeparatorTo change the line spacing of the footnote separator, follow these steps:
Method 8: Change the Footnote Paragraph Widow Orphan Control to Off
Method 9: Add and Hide a Custom Footnote Reference and FootnoteInsert a custom footnote to the right of the offending one, and then format it to be hidden. To do this, follow these steps:
Method 10: Use Inline ElementsIf possible, do not anchor drawing objects in the header\footer layer. Use inline elements instead of float-over-text items. For example, drawn horizontal lines can be replaced with bordered table cells, or text boxes can be replaced with frames. Clip art should be placed inline instead of float over text.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Word 2000. However, for backward compatibility, Word 2000 maintains the original layout of older documents by default.
To correct this behavior in Word 2000, use the following steps:
For additional information about footnotes, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/158625/EN-US/ )WD: Footnote Text Displayed or Printed on Top of Footer
Article ID: 196720 - Last Review: January 23, 2007 - Revision: 1.1
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