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How can I edit spacing of the foot note separator in Word 2013?I

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How can I edit spacing of the foot note separator in Word 2013?

I recently upgraded to Microsoft Office 2013. The footnote separators add 4-5 paragraph spaces at the bottom of each page I cannot seem to edit. I have done a work around by converting to end notes but that is less useful to the reader.

businesslegions :

Hi there,

My name is XXXXX XXXXX I'll be assisting you with this issue.

businesslegions :

I believe the bottom space 4-5 paragraphs is reserved for the footer

businesslegions :

if you want this removed then click on page layout

businesslegions :

then margins select custom margins

businesslegions :

for the bottom set this to 0 or increase this if it's too low

businesslegions :

Let me know if I totally misunderstood your requirements and then we can discuss further.

Customer:

I tried that Marco and it still leaves 5 paragraph spaces under the footnote separator

businesslegions :

can you send me the document using wikisend.com

businesslegions :

I just tried it on mine

businesslegions :

and the last footnote touches the bottom

businesslegions :

did you select bottom 0 cm for the page margins?

Customer:

The problem is not the space below the footnote.. but between the footnote separator and the foot note...shall I send it to you?

businesslegions :

So in between the line and the first footnote?

Customer:

Yes ..in between the footnote separator line and the footnotes.

businesslegions :

Full Size Image

businesslegions :

see the image

businesslegions :

if you go to the footnote

Customer:

Yes in that space I have 5 paragraph returns I cannot edit out.

businesslegions :

and select page layout

businesslegions :

spacing

businesslegions :

what do you have set in the before?

businesslegions :

mine is 0

Customer:

six for each of before and after

businesslegions :

change it please

Customer:

I changed it to 0 and nothing affects the footnote separator spaces

businesslegions :

that should fix it

Customer:

I am sorry but it did not

businesslegions :

did you highlight the footnote

businesslegions :

I chose 6 and it increased the space between the line and the first footnote

Customer:

The problem is with the spaces before the foot ntoe..I cannot edit there.. the spacing of the footnotes is fine.

businesslegions :

It might make it easier if you can send me the document

Customer:

How can I do that?

businesslegions :

go to wikisend.com and click upload

businesslegions :

then once if finishes uploading tell me what the download link is

businesslegions :

make sure the information is not confidential

Customer:

It is a confidential planning document...I will try to save a copy of pages and send them to you to work on...just give me a minute.

businesslegions :

ok

Customer:

How do I do that without leaving this page?

businesslegions :

can you open another tab

businesslegions :

or another explorer

Customer:

OK do you need the download link or the forum link?

businesslegions :

download link

businesslegions :

thanks

Customer:

Here you go

Customer:

http://wikisend.com/download/650498/Dementia Model of Care_Draft Pages.docx

Customer:

Does that work... ?

businesslegions :

yep

Customer:

great

businesslegions :

downloading now

businesslegions :

let me check and get back to you

Customer:

OK..should I keep this open or can you email once you sort it out?

businesslegions :

keep this open

businesslegions :

unfortunately we won't be able to email

Customer:

OK..will just toggle between a few other documents.

businesslegions :

do you know the name of the theme you used for your document

businesslegions :

i think it's related to the theme

businesslegions :

because if you create a new document you don't have the same problem

Customer:

No.... it was developed for my business. So if that's the problem do I have to copy everything into a new document? Would I lose my formatting etc if I do?

businesslegions :

yes

businesslegions :

i'll work out how to edit the theme

Customer:

Thanks... the colour scheme in particular.. I think I can re-create a cover page from other documents.

businesslegions :

ok try this

businesslegions :

do a select all

businesslegions :

copy it in a new document

businesslegions :

the footnotes will be missing

businesslegions :

but you should be able to recreate it?

businesslegions :

There's only 4?

Customer:

OK

businesslegions :

do you want to try whilst i wait for you here?

Customer:

I tried 'select all' from the right hand ribbon and it did not paste the whole document.

businesslegions :

press control A

Customer:

did that but when I paste only a paragraph shows up

businesslegions :

how did you go?

Customer:

got it... wasn't copying after select all.. I have a copy document ...now what?

businesslegions :

so you pasted it in a new document?

Customer:

Yes and everything looks great! Thanks you very much.. problem solved...

businesslegions :

did you insert the new footnotes?

Customer:

Everything including foot notes converted quite nicely.

businesslegions :

can you insert the footnotes and just make sure the spacing is right

businesslegions :

just to make sure it doesn't change anything

Customer:

Yes. they are great.

businesslegions :

ok great

businesslegions :

wow this was tricky.

Customer:

Can I give you your excellent rating and we get on with our day? Thanks so much.

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