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Article ID: 138962 - Last Review: September 27, 2013 - Revision: 1.1

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When you delete the footnote separator from a master document that contains footnotes, the separator reappears the next time you open the master document.


Remove the footnote separator each time you open the master document, or record a macro to automate this process.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the products listed at the beginning of this article.

  • Microsoft Word 6.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 6.0a
  • Microsoft Word 6.0c
  • Microsoft Word 6.0 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Word 6.01 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Word 95 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 95a
  • Microsoft Word 98 for Macintosh
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