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Old 03-17-2020, 02:30 PM
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I have a document with footnotes: it also contains section breaks. The last note in one section is number 31: so far so good. There follows a section without footnotes. Then a new section starts and Word has numbered the first note 36, both the note reference in the text and at the foot of the page. I have read that this can happen when tracking changes, but I have accepted all changes in the document and the numbering problem persists. When I tried to restart numbering at '32' and apply that to this section, the note was renumbered '67' if I select 'continuous' and '1' if I select 'restart each section!!!



I am using MSWord 2013 with Windows 10 and I am totally bewildered.
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You could try resetting each footnote using a macro


Code:
Sub Macro1()
Dim oFN As Footnote
    For Each oFN In ActiveDocument.Footnotes
        oFN.Reference.Select
        With Selection
            With .FootnoteOptions
                .Location = wdBottomOfPage
                .NumberingRule = wdRestartContinuous    ' wdRestartPagewdRestartSection
                .StartingNumber = 1
                .NumberStyle = wdNoteNumberStyleArabic
                .LayoutColumns = 0
            End With
            .Footnotes.Add Range:=Selection.Range, Reference:=""
        End With
    Next oFN
    Set oFN = Nothing
End Sub
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