Footnote Starts at 0

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Seyfullah Ural

Sep 16, 2005, 8:46:17 AM9/16/05
I am working on a doc in French. Formatting appears to be OK. When I insert
a footnote it gives the number 0 for all footnotes. Changing the options in
Footnote and Endnote window won't work. I changed "Start at" to 1 and asked
to "Insert" it gave the message "Start At must be between 1 and 16383 for
this format."

Strange is this opening a new doc this problem won't arise. What would be
wrong with the layout/formatting of this document?


S. Ural

Daiya Mitchell

Sep 16, 2005, 12:38:33 PM9/16/05
Was the doc originally created in Word? Were the footnotes created using
Word's Footnote feature?

Do a quick test for corruption:

The first way to check for a corrupt document is to
copy the entire thing, *excluding* the last paragraph mark, into a new
document. That last paragraph mark holds a lot of information which can get
corrupted, and copying the text into a document with a fresh one keeps your
formatting, but can fix some glitches.

A paragraph mark is a ś. Click on ś on the standard toolbar to show
nonprinting characters, including paragraph marks.

See this link for further fixes:

Daiya Mitchell, MVP Mac/Word
Word FAQ:
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Klaus Linke

Sep 30, 2005, 11:33:14 AM9/30/05
If you used "Track changes", see if the numbering fixes itself after you
accept all changes (though that doesn't seem too likely in your case).
If that wasn't the problem, you could also try to fix the footnotes with a


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