WD: Footnote Moved to Next PageLast reviewed: March 23, 1998
Article ID: Q118586
The information in this article applies to:
Part of a footnote may be moved to the next page if it does not fit on the page on which the reference occurs.
If a footnote does not fit in the available space, part of it may be moved to the next page automatically. The amount of space available depends on the amount of text on the page, the margin settings, and the number and length of the footnotes.
If part 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: Toggle the Use Printer Metrics Option
This method works for Word 97 for Windows and Word 98 Macintosh Edition only.
To toggle 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. (Indents and Spacing of Paragraph on the Format menu). Set the line spacing of the normal text of the body to an exact point size. The point size will depend 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 Points
To modify the Footnote Text style, follow these steps:
Method 5: Reduce the Size of the Page Margins
To reduce the size of the page margins, follow these steps:
Method 6: Reduce the Size of the Text
Reduce 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 Separator
Use the appropriate method for your version of Word to change the line spacing of the footnote separator to an exact amount.
If you are using Word 6.0, Microsoft Word for Windows 95, version 7.0, Word 97, or Word 98 Macintosh Edition, follow these steps:
Method 8: Change the Footnote Paragraph Widow Orphan Control to Off
Use the appropriate method for your version of Word to turn off the Paragraph Widow Orphan Control of the footnote.
If you are using Word 6.0, Microsoft Word for Windows 95, version 7.0, Word 97, or Word 98 Macintosh Edition follow these steps:
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.
MORE INFORMATIONFor additional information about footnotes, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
ARTICLE-ID: Q158625 TITLE : Footnote Text Displayed or Printed on Top of Footer
"Microsoft Word User's Guide," version 6.0, pages 405-421 "Microsoft Word for Windows User's Guide," version 2.0, pages 585-598
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