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Problem with footnote formatting

by ratt57 / March 12, 2006 8:41 PM PST

Hello there, I have a problem like this.

I have a .doc document and I use footnotes. All was fine but suddenly all my footnotes appear to be malformatted. There simply seems to be one additional linebreak between the footnote line and the first footnote.

When I display formatting (the button with the character that looks like pi) the extra linebreak is visible there, but I cannot edit it. It seems to be connected with format of the line.

Can you help? Please Happy

Example 1: This is ok

...
...
...
This is my text (1)
...
...
...

---------------------------------------------
1. This is footnote


Example 2: This is my case, I don't want to be it like that.

...
...
...
This is my text (1)
...
...
...

-------------------------------------------------


1. This is footnote

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Re: footnote formatting
by Kees Bakker / March 14, 2006 7:14 AM PST

"There seems to be an additional linebreak".

Well, is there or isn't there? Only you can tell. My guess: there isn't.

First, use Tools>Options>View and set it to show all (normally not displayable) characters. You'll easily see if there's a paragraph mark or a new line (an arrow like on the enter key) in between.
Then have a look at the Footnote style to see if there happens to be defined a distance of 6 or 12 points before the footnote in the paragraph properties. If so, set it to zero and see if it makes a difference.

I would call a superfluous paragraph mark or new line character an 'additional linebreak' indeed. But a property to space down a few points before the line isn't a linebreak, just a lay-out property. And that's my guess.

Hope this helps.


Kees

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There is an additional linebrake
by ratt57 / March 30, 2006 3:29 PM PST

There IS an additional linebrake, of course I've checked whether there is space before the paragraph, you know, like 6 or 12 pts. The paragraph style is perfectly ok, but there IS an additional linebrake after the footnote line that CANNOT be edited.

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I would have to see the document to comment.
by Kees Bakker / March 30, 2006 6:41 PM PST

If you mail me via the forum mail (click on my name for my profile) and mention your email-address in the body of the mail, I'll send you my email-adress and we can start the exchange of data.

Hope this helps.


Kees

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