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How to get footnote references in footer to be smaller than in the text

The default scenario is, in a blank MS Word 2007 document, the footnote reference in the text is supertext, but is the same font size as whatever your normal text is. The footnote reference in the footer is point 10. They are different sizes, even though they are both the style called "footnote reference". They look different under "reveal formatting", but I don't understand reveal formatting. [more inside]
posted by sarahkeebs on Apr 1, 2014 - 2 answers

WordStarter doesn't do footnotes and I don't do Windows

I use WordStarter 2010. I'm editing footnotes in a manuscript for a client, and have discovered to my great dismay that WordStarter 2010 doesn't have footnotes enabled — I can change the wording in existing notes, or delete them, but not add new ones or renumber existing ones. Does anyone have any suggestions for a work around that won't involve my having to buy Microsoft Office?
posted by orange swan on Dec 11, 2012 - 5 answers

MS Word Cross-Reference Woes

Need help updating MS Word (2010) cross-references to reflect the order in which they appear. [more inside]
posted by KogeLiz on Oct 12, 2012 - 2 answers

Easy to read Ulysses footnotes?

I want a version of Joyce's Ulysses with footnotes at the bottom of the page. Paper or e-book. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Sep 13, 2012 - 3 answers

Holy jumping notes, Batman

When I am working with notes (footnotes and endnotes) in Word for Mac 2011, there is some glitch that sometimes causes all the notes to disappear, or for my cursor to jump pages (up or down). [more inside]
posted by bwonder2 on Jan 25, 2012 - 1 answer

Can you help me index and annotate my brain for my daughter.

I have a health condition that may end my life prematurely. I am an "older" parent of an only child who is currently 8 years old. It's important to me that I leave a record of who I was. Can you help me with strategies to help me "index and annotate" myself for her, so that when she is older she could have an idea of her father as an adult beyond just the Daddy that I am to her now? [more inside]
posted by nickjadlowe on Dec 13, 2011 - 42 answers

How do I get Word for Mac to copy and paste text without losing footnotes?

I am using Mac OS 10.6.8 and Microsoft Word for Mac 2008 version 12.3.1. For some reason, when I am copying and pasting a section of text even within the same document, the footnotes are dropped, both the superscript number and the actual footnote. How can I get Word to copy and paste sections of text and leave my footnotes intact? [more inside]
posted by Original 1928 Flavor on Nov 17, 2011 - 2 answers

and but so...

Why was David Foster Wallace so footnote-happy? [more inside]
posted by mannequito on Nov 7, 2011 - 17 answers

Footnotes in Word - Help!

Footnotes in Word - Help! [more inside]
posted by New England Cultist on Oct 12, 2011 - 3 answers

I said FOOTnotes, not ENDnotes. Get off my lawn.

Scrivener keeps turning my footnotes into end notes. Help? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Dec 12, 2010 - 4 answers

exporting footnotes or endnotes

How can I export just my footnotes/endnotes in MS Word? Without any numbers next to them, just the text? [more inside]
posted by jak68 on Apr 28, 2010 - 9 answers

How to edit citations

Footnote filter: I am writing a non-fiction, non-academic book and need help determining what to include in my citations. [more inside]
posted by quidividi on Dec 5, 2009 - 5 answers

Save the footnotes

Is there any way to solve Pages' funny behaviour with long footnotes? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Nov 2, 2009 - 1 answer

Footnote problem

I'm writing in Word for Mac and all of my footnotes have suddenly turned into little boxes. What's going on?
posted by anonymous78 on Aug 13, 2009 - 4 answers

make Word more clever for me please

Help needed with footnotes in Word. (I know Word is terrible with footnotes and gives everyone grief, but these are straightforward things I'm wanting.) [more inside]
posted by cincinnatus c on May 6, 2009 - 8 answers

If I mess up this paper I won't graduate.

MLA citation filter: How would I go about citing a footnote in a text that is not written by the author of the text? For example, I am writing about a poem in an anthology, and I will be making use of some of the information provided in the footnotes. How would I cite those parenthetically? Google has just turned up instructions on how to do citations, and I can't seem to find anything on this in my MLA handbook.
posted by you zombitch on Feb 1, 2009 - 8 answers

*, 1? 1, *?

Mixed footnotes: do numbered notes precede symbol notes, or vice versa? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Sep 26, 2008 - 3 answers

How do I use footnotes properly?

Footnote experts/writers: Please help me decide the best way to use footnotes in my document. [more inside]
posted by Badmichelle on Sep 17, 2008 - 6 answers

Is this a dagger I see before me, footnote toward my hand?

MetaStyle: When using a superscripted dagger (cross) to indicate a footnote, should the footnote at the bottom of the page be preceded by a superscripted dagger or a regular-sized dagger? Should there be a space between the dagger and the footnote? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Jul 14, 2008 - 16 answers

Site that will help me, um, cite.... (ugh, I've got nothin')

[Attention-Citation-Officers-Filter]: I am clueless as to the proper way of citing financial documents in the course of my writing. The Chicago Manual of Style has left me high and dry. Hope me! [more inside]
posted by numinous on Mar 13, 2008 - 19 answers

How do I cite my extended quotes in Chicago Manual style?

How do I format extended quotes in my document using Chicago Manual style? [more inside]
posted by pluckysparrow on Oct 26, 2007 - 4 answers

Help my footnotes!

I'm having a problem with footnotes on Word 2004 (Mac). . . [more inside]
posted by dshargel on Nov 11, 2006 - 2 answers

Avoiding plagiarism - specific questions on attribution...

I am writing a book - a non-academic, non-fiction book. I am using lots of academic materials as sources, and generally I simply mention the source in the text when I am quoting directly - or summarizing an original idea contained in the source (I use footnotes when the attribution requires more info and interrupts the flow of the story I am telling.) I am, of course, especially concerned with the issue of plagiarism - I am keeping my notes tidy, attributing as above, and otherwise following the various rules I've read in the different handbooks for academic writing I've studied. But here are two questions.... [more inside]
posted by soulbarn on Aug 25, 2006 - 11 answers

footnote management in large Microsoft Word documents

My dissertation consists of about 320 pages, split up over seven chapters; each chapter is a separate document. I'd like to combine the seven chapters into one single megadocument, which is easy enough. But I'm having some trouble getting the numbering of the footnotes the way I want ... [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu on May 24, 2005 - 3 answers

How to read David Foster Wallace?

When reading David Foster Wallace, do you stop for every footnote, or read the piece all the way through and go back and read the footnotes later? Or are you too anti-hip cool to read David Foster Wallace1? [more inside]
posted by alan on Aug 6, 2004 - 55 answers

Footnote Formatting in Word

Ack! Why does Microsoft Word move a footnote to the page following the page where the footnote is inserted (e.g. footnote reference in text is on p.14, footnote itself appears on p. 15)? Or spread the footnote across the bottom of two successive pages? It's nothing to do with (a) inserting the footnote ref near the bottom of the page, or (b) having large amounts of existing footnote text on that page. There's plenty of room for the footnote, it just goes on the next page. Thanks!
posted by carter on Jul 22, 2004 - 6 answers

Is there a bookmarklet for inserting printable link footnotes in Firefox?

I love kokogiak's bookmarklet for inserting printable link footnotes at the bottom of pages. However, it's IE only. Does anyone know of a way to do this with Firefox?
posted by monju_bosatsu on Jul 13, 2004 - 2 answers

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