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Old 05-18-2016, 05:55 AM
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Hello everybody,

I am working on a aprox. 220 page document which features nearly 500 footnotes.
The notes have been automatically generated via a macro (see https://www.msofficeforums.com/word-...footnotes.html).
Editing the notes and converting them into endnotes works fine.
But automatic numbering does not:
When I delete a footnote, the numbering of the notes to follow will not change.
When I insert a footnote the counter will start anew.

I would really appreciate if somebody could tell me how to get the automatic numbering of the footnotes to work.
Thanks for reading.
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The macro in the thread to which you have linked inserts 1, 2, 3, etc. as custom footnotes (normally you would expect non-numeric symbols such as ǂ to be used in custom footnotes). That is why adding automatic footnotes creates a separate numbering sequence.
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Thank you very much for the explaination.
Is there any way to convert those custom footnotes into automatic footnotes?
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The following macro should do the job. It is best to try it on a copy of the original document first:

Code:
Sub ConvertCustomFootnotesToAutoFootnotes()
'Macro created by Stefan Blom, MVP, May 2016
Dim ftText As String
Dim r As Range
Dim ftCount As Long
Dim i As Long
ftCount = ActiveDocument.Footnotes.Count
For i = ftCount To 1 Step -1
ftText = ActiveDocument.Footnotes(i).Range.Text
Set r = ActiveDocument.Footnotes(i).Reference.Duplicate
ActiveDocument.Footnotes(i).Delete
ActiveDocument.Footnotes.Add Range:=r, Text:=ftText
Next i
End Sub
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This seems to work!
Thank you so much!
Looks great after a quick run. I will have to check closely tomorrow (it's well past midnight where I live) but this is a great big help for sure.
Thank you very very much.
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I'm glad I could help.
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Thanks a lot Stefan Blom!
Some formatting within the footnotes got lost in conversion, but nothing to worry about.
You have been of great help.
Best to you!
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Thanks for the follow-up.

Yes, the macro as posted will convert footnote text to plain text, meaning that formatting such as bold, italic, etc. will be lost in the process.
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