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Microsoft Word XP, 2003 and Footnote Errors

Recently I was editing a legal brief and began noticing the footnotes were entering the Twilight Zone.  Some footnotes disappeared altogether.  Others were on the wrong page (either on the page before the footnote reference, or the page after).  Other footnotes only showed the first few lines and the remainder disappeared.

Turns out this is all related to tracked changes.  Apparently, Micrsoft Word (at least 2002 and 2003, don't know about other versions) keeps track of the deleted footnotes in its numbering and placement of undeleted and new footnotes. Not sure why.  Once all tracked changes are accepted, the footnotes return to proper numbering and placement.

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