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Old 29-05-2008, 03:20 PM   #1
klam
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Footnote in Textbox?

I have 1x1 tables with text in them. I wanted to have gradient shading so I
am changing them to textboxes. When I pasted the text of one table into a
textbox, the footnote changed to "1" (should be #66), and the footnote text
doesn't show at the bottom of the page.

I tried to see the footnote so I checked the View Footnotes and in Normal
View the textboxes don't show.

How can the footnotes in the textboxes be "recognized" or is there a
workaround for what I'd like to achieve?

Working in Word 2003 on standalone XP. Thx for any suggestions.

cheers,
karen
 
Old 30-05-2008, 09:17 AM   #2
Stefan Blom
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Re: Footnote in Textbox?

Unfortunately, Word text boxes can't contain footnotes. The best you can do
is insert the footnote elsewhere in the document, and then insert a
cross-reference to the footnote number in the text box.

Be sure to format the actual footnote as hidden text, so that it won't
print; the cross-reference will still display correctly.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"klam" <klam@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5614CDED-80B0-4CD2-9221-8EDB02065BB8@microsoft.com...
>I have 1x1 tables with text in them. I wanted to have gradient shading so I
> am changing them to textboxes. When I pasted the text of one table into a
> textbox, the footnote changed to "1" (should be #66), and the footnote
> text
> doesn't show at the bottom of the page.
>
> I tried to see the footnote so I checked the View Footnotes and in Normal
> View the textboxes don't show.
>
> How can the footnotes in the textboxes be "recognized" or is there a
> workaround for what I'd like to achieve?
>
> Working in Word 2003 on standalone XP. Thx for any suggestions.
>
> cheers,
> karen





 
Old 30-05-2008, 03:15 PM   #3
klam
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Re: Footnote in Textbox?

Thx a mint for your reply & suggestion, Stefan.

Good to know it can't be done - I went around with this and that for quite
bit.

Sorry if I'm confused on this..."Be sure to format the actual footnote as
hidden text": this is so the footnote number shows in the cross-reference but
not the footnote text, correct?

Then where does the actual footnote get printed? I.e., it should be on the
bottom of the page so the reader can reference it. What am I missing?

thx,
karen

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

> Unfortunately, Word text boxes can't contain footnotes. The best you can do
> is insert the footnote elsewhere in the document, and then insert a
> cross-reference to the footnote number in the text box.
>
> Be sure to format the actual footnote as hidden text, so that it won't
> print; the cross-reference will still display correctly.
>
> --
> Stefan Blom
> Microsoft Word MVP
>
>
> "klam" <klam@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:5614CDED-80B0-4CD2-9221-8EDB02065BB8@microsoft.com...
> >I have 1x1 tables with text in them. I wanted to have gradient shading so I
> > am changing them to textboxes. When I pasted the text of one table into a
> > textbox, the footnote changed to "1" (should be #66), and the footnote
> > text
> > doesn't show at the bottom of the page.
> >
> > I tried to see the footnote so I checked the View Footnotes and in Normal
> > View the textboxes don't show.
> >
> > How can the footnotes in the textboxes be "recognized" or is there a
> > workaround for what I'd like to achieve?
> >
> > Working in Word 2003 on standalone XP. Thx for any suggestions.
> >
> > cheers,
> > karen

>
>
>
>
>

 
Old 30-05-2008, 04:19 PM   #4
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Re: Footnote in Textbox?

Stefan meant that the actual footnote reference (in the body of the
document) should be formatted as Hidden so that the cross-reference (the one
in the text box) is the only one visible. The footnote itself will be at the
bottom of the page. For a description of use of this technique for a
different reason (columns), see
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting...panColumns.htm

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"klam" <klam@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6C6934E5-A82F-4013-A8B1-CCD54E891BA0@microsoft.com...
> Thx a mint for your reply & suggestion, Stefan.
>
> Good to know it can't be done - I went around with this and that for quite
> bit.
>
> Sorry if I'm confused on this..."Be sure to format the actual footnote as
> hidden text": this is so the footnote number shows in the cross-reference
> but
> not the footnote text, correct?
>
> Then where does the actual footnote get printed? I.e., it should be on the
> bottom of the page so the reader can reference it. What am I missing?
>
> thx,
> karen
>
> "Stefan Blom" wrote:
>
>> Unfortunately, Word text boxes can't contain footnotes. The best you can
>> do
>> is insert the footnote elsewhere in the document, and then insert a
>> cross-reference to the footnote number in the text box.
>>
>> Be sure to format the actual footnote as hidden text, so that it won't
>> print; the cross-reference will still display correctly.
>>
>> --
>> Stefan Blom
>> Microsoft Word MVP
>>
>>
>> "klam" <klam@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:5614CDED-80B0-4CD2-9221-8EDB02065BB8@microsoft.com...
>> >I have 1x1 tables with text in them. I wanted to have gradient shading
>> >so I
>> > am changing them to textboxes. When I pasted the text of one table into
>> > a
>> > textbox, the footnote changed to "1" (should be #66), and the footnote
>> > text
>> > doesn't show at the bottom of the page.
>> >
>> > I tried to see the footnote so I checked the View Footnotes and in
>> > Normal
>> > View the textboxes don't show.
>> >
>> > How can the footnotes in the textboxes be "recognized" or is there a
>> > workaround for what I'd like to achieve?
>> >
>> > Working in Word 2003 on standalone XP. Thx for any suggestions.
>> >
>> > cheers,
>> > karen

>>
>>
>>
>>
>>

>



 
Old 02-06-2008, 09:14 AM   #5
Stefan Blom
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Re: Footnote in Textbox?

Indeed, that was exactly what I was referring to: not the footnote text but
the footnote reference. Suzanne, thank you for clarifying this!

Karen, I apologize for the confusion.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" <sbarnhill@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:ebCl3omwIHA.4952@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> Stefan meant that the actual footnote reference (in the body of the
> document) should be formatted as Hidden so that the cross-reference (the
> one in the text box) is the only one visible. The footnote itself will be
> at the bottom of the page. For a description of use of this technique for
> a different reason (columns), see
> http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting...panColumns.htm
>
> --
> Suzanne S. Barnhill
> Microsoft MVP (Word)
> Words into Type
> Fairhope, Alabama USA
>
> "klam" <klam@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:6C6934E5-A82F-4013-A8B1-CCD54E891BA0@microsoft.com...
>> Thx a mint for your reply & suggestion, Stefan.
>>
>> Good to know it can't be done - I went around with this and that for
>> quite
>> bit.
>>
>> Sorry if I'm confused on this..."Be sure to format the actual footnote as
>> hidden text": this is so the footnote number shows in the cross-reference
>> but
>> not the footnote text, correct?
>>
>> Then where does the actual footnote get printed? I.e., it should be on
>> the
>> bottom of the page so the reader can reference it. What am I missing?
>>
>> thx,
>> karen
>>
>> "Stefan Blom" wrote:
>>
>>> Unfortunately, Word text boxes can't contain footnotes. The best you can
>>> do
>>> is insert the footnote elsewhere in the document, and then insert a
>>> cross-reference to the footnote number in the text box.
>>>
>>> Be sure to format the actual footnote as hidden text, so that it won't
>>> print; the cross-reference will still display correctly.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Stefan Blom
>>> Microsoft Word MVP
>>>
>>>
>>> "klam" <klam@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>> news:5614CDED-80B0-4CD2-9221-8EDB02065BB8@microsoft.com...
>>> >I have 1x1 tables with text in them. I wanted to have gradient shading
>>> >so I
>>> > am changing them to textboxes. When I pasted the text of one table
>>> > into a
>>> > textbox, the footnote changed to "1" (should be #66), and the footnote
>>> > text
>>> > doesn't show at the bottom of the page.
>>> >
>>> > I tried to see the footnote so I checked the View Footnotes and in
>>> > Normal
>>> > View the textboxes don't show.
>>> >
>>> > How can the footnotes in the textboxes be "recognized" or is there a
>>> > workaround for what I'd like to achieve?
>>> >
>>> > Working in Word 2003 on standalone XP. Thx for any suggestions.
>>> >
>>> > cheers,
>>> > karen
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>

>>

>
>





 
Old 03-06-2008, 10:19 PM   #6
klam
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Re: Footnote in Textbox?

Thx a mint for the clarification and link, Suzanne. The link really helped me
understand it more.

cheers,
karen

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

> Stefan meant that the actual footnote reference (in the body of the
> document) should be formatted as Hidden so that the cross-reference (the one
> in the text box) is the only one visible. The footnote itself will be at the
> bottom of the page. For a description of use of this technique for a
> different reason (columns), see
> http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting...panColumns.htm
>
> --
> Suzanne S. Barnhill
> Microsoft MVP (Word)
> Words into Type
> Fairhope, Alabama USA
>
> "klam" <klam@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:6C6934E5-A82F-4013-A8B1-CCD54E891BA0@microsoft.com...
> > Thx a mint for your reply & suggestion, Stefan.
> >
> > Good to know it can't be done - I went around with this and that for quite
> > bit.
> >
> > Sorry if I'm confused on this..."Be sure to format the actual footnote as
> > hidden text": this is so the footnote number shows in the cross-reference
> > but
> > not the footnote text, correct?
> >
> > Then where does the actual footnote get printed? I.e., it should be on the
> > bottom of the page so the reader can reference it. What am I missing?
> >
> > thx,
> > karen
> >
> > "Stefan Blom" wrote:
> >
> >> Unfortunately, Word text boxes can't contain footnotes. The best you can
> >> do
> >> is insert the footnote elsewhere in the document, and then insert a
> >> cross-reference to the footnote number in the text box.
> >>
> >> Be sure to format the actual footnote as hidden text, so that it won't
> >> print; the cross-reference will still display correctly.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Stefan Blom
> >> Microsoft Word MVP
> >>
> >>
> >> "klam" <klam@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:5614CDED-80B0-4CD2-9221-8EDB02065BB8@microsoft.com...
> >> >I have 1x1 tables with text in them. I wanted to have gradient shading
> >> >so I
> >> > am changing them to textboxes. When I pasted the text of one table into
> >> > a
> >> > textbox, the footnote changed to "1" (should be #66), and the footnote
> >> > text
> >> > doesn't show at the bottom of the page.
> >> >
> >> > I tried to see the footnote so I checked the View Footnotes and in
> >> > Normal
> >> > View the textboxes don't show.
> >> >
> >> > How can the footnotes in the textboxes be "recognized" or is there a
> >> > workaround for what I'd like to achieve?
> >> >
> >> > Working in Word 2003 on standalone XP. Thx for any suggestions.
> >> >
> >> > cheers,
> >> > karen
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>

> >

>
>
>

 
Old 03-06-2008, 10:20 PM   #7
klam
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Re: Footnote in Textbox?

Stefan, thx a mint for such an amazing solution! Wow, I would have never been
able to figure out the workaround. Much appreciated.

cheers,
karen

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

> Indeed, that was exactly what I was referring to: not the footnote text but
> the footnote reference. Suzanne, thank you for clarifying this!
>
> Karen, I apologize for the confusion.
>
> --
> Stefan Blom
> Microsoft Word MVP
>
>
> "Suzanne S. Barnhill" <sbarnhill@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:ebCl3omwIHA.4952@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> > Stefan meant that the actual footnote reference (in the body of the
> > document) should be formatted as Hidden so that the cross-reference (the
> > one in the text box) is the only one visible. The footnote itself will be
> > at the bottom of the page. For a description of use of this technique for
> > a different reason (columns), see
> > http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting...panColumns.htm
> >
> > --
> > Suzanne S. Barnhill
> > Microsoft MVP (Word)
> > Words into Type
> > Fairhope, Alabama USA
> >
> > "klam" <klam@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:6C6934E5-A82F-4013-A8B1-CCD54E891BA0@microsoft.com...
> >> Thx a mint for your reply & suggestion, Stefan.
> >>
> >> Good to know it can't be done - I went around with this and that for
> >> quite
> >> bit.
> >>
> >> Sorry if I'm confused on this..."Be sure to format the actual footnote as
> >> hidden text": this is so the footnote number shows in the cross-reference
> >> but
> >> not the footnote text, correct?
> >>
> >> Then where does the actual footnote get printed? I.e., it should be on
> >> the
> >> bottom of the page so the reader can reference it. What am I missing?
> >>
> >> thx,
> >> karen
> >>
> >> "Stefan Blom" wrote:
> >>
> >>> Unfortunately, Word text boxes can't contain footnotes. The best you can
> >>> do
> >>> is insert the footnote elsewhere in the document, and then insert a
> >>> cross-reference to the footnote number in the text box.
> >>>
> >>> Be sure to format the actual footnote as hidden text, so that it won't
> >>> print; the cross-reference will still display correctly.
> >>>
> >>> --
> >>> Stefan Blom
> >>> Microsoft Word MVP
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> "klam" <klam@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >>> news:5614CDED-80B0-4CD2-9221-8EDB02065BB8@microsoft.com...
> >>> >I have 1x1 tables with text in them. I wanted to have gradient shading
> >>> >so I
> >>> > am changing them to textboxes. When I pasted the text of one table
> >>> > into a
> >>> > textbox, the footnote changed to "1" (should be #66), and the footnote
> >>> > text
> >>> > doesn't show at the bottom of the page.
> >>> >
> >>> > I tried to see the footnote so I checked the View Footnotes and in
> >>> > Normal
> >>> > View the textboxes don't show.
> >>> >
> >>> > How can the footnotes in the textboxes be "recognized" or is there a
> >>> > workaround for what I'd like to achieve?
> >>> >
> >>> > Working in Word 2003 on standalone XP. Thx for any suggestions.
> >>> >
> >>> > cheers,
> >>> > karen
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>

> >
> >

>
>
>
>
>

 
Old 03-06-2008, 10:20 PM   #8
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Re: Footnote in Textbox?

Glad I could help.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"klam" <klam@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:3E47F2EB-9B70-4EAA-BCB7-558755589F6C@microsoft.com...
> Thx a mint for the clarification and link, Suzanne. The link really helped
> me
> understand it more.
>
> cheers,
> karen
>
> "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
>
>> Stefan meant that the actual footnote reference (in the body of the
>> document) should be formatted as Hidden so that the cross-reference (the
>> one
>> in the text box) is the only one visible. The footnote itself will be at
>> the
>> bottom of the page. For a description of use of this technique for a
>> different reason (columns), see
>> http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting...panColumns.htm
>>
>> --
>> Suzanne S. Barnhill
>> Microsoft MVP (Word)
>> Words into Type
>> Fairhope, Alabama USA
>>
>> "klam" <klam@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:6C6934E5-A82F-4013-A8B1-CCD54E891BA0@microsoft.com...
>> > Thx a mint for your reply & suggestion, Stefan.
>> >
>> > Good to know it can't be done - I went around with this and that for
>> > quite
>> > bit.
>> >
>> > Sorry if I'm confused on this..."Be sure to format the actual footnote
>> > as
>> > hidden text": this is so the footnote number shows in the
>> > cross-reference
>> > but
>> > not the footnote text, correct?
>> >
>> > Then where does the actual footnote get printed? I.e., it should be on
>> > the
>> > bottom of the page so the reader can reference it. What am I missing?
>> >
>> > thx,
>> > karen
>> >
>> > "Stefan Blom" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Unfortunately, Word text boxes can't contain footnotes. The best you
>> >> can
>> >> do
>> >> is insert the footnote elsewhere in the document, and then insert a
>> >> cross-reference to the footnote number in the text box.
>> >>
>> >> Be sure to format the actual footnote as hidden text, so that it won't
>> >> print; the cross-reference will still display correctly.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Stefan Blom
>> >> Microsoft Word MVP
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "klam" <klam@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:5614CDED-80B0-4CD2-9221-8EDB02065BB8@microsoft.com...
>> >> >I have 1x1 tables with text in them. I wanted to have gradient
>> >> >shading
>> >> >so I
>> >> > am changing them to textboxes. When I pasted the text of one table
>> >> > into
>> >> > a
>> >> > textbox, the footnote changed to "1" (should be #66), and the
>> >> > footnote
>> >> > text
>> >> > doesn't show at the bottom of the page.
>> >> >
>> >> > I tried to see the footnote so I checked the View Footnotes and in
>> >> > Normal
>> >> > View the textboxes don't show.
>> >> >
>> >> > How can the footnotes in the textboxes be "recognized" or is there a
>> >> > workaround for what I'd like to achieve?
>> >> >
>> >> > Working in Word 2003 on standalone XP. Thx for any suggestions.
>> >> >
>> >> > cheers,
>> >> > karen
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >

>>
>>
>>



 
Old 04-06-2008, 08:15 AM   #9
Stefan Blom
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Re: Footnote in Textbox?

You are welcome.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"klam" <klam@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4EEC5A8E-61F5-458E-95BA-0102601B57F6@microsoft.com...
> Stefan, thx a mint for such an amazing solution! Wow, I would have never
> been
> able to figure out the workaround. Much appreciated.
>
> cheers,
> karen
>
> "Stefan Blom" wrote:
>
>> Indeed, that was exactly what I was referring to: not the footnote text
>> but
>> the footnote reference. Suzanne, thank you for clarifying this!
>>
>> Karen, I apologize for the confusion.
>>
>> --
>> Stefan Blom
>> Microsoft Word MVP
>>
>>
>> "Suzanne S. Barnhill" <sbarnhill@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> news:ebCl3omwIHA.4952@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>> > Stefan meant that the actual footnote reference (in the body of the
>> > document) should be formatted as Hidden so that the cross-reference
>> > (the
>> > one in the text box) is the only one visible. The footnote itself will
>> > be
>> > at the bottom of the page. For a description of use of this technique
>> > for
>> > a different reason (columns), see
>> > http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting...panColumns.htm
>> >
>> > --
>> > Suzanne S. Barnhill
>> > Microsoft MVP (Word)
>> > Words into Type
>> > Fairhope, Alabama USA
>> >
>> > "klam" <klam@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > news:6C6934E5-A82F-4013-A8B1-CCD54E891BA0@microsoft.com...
>> >> Thx a mint for your reply & suggestion, Stefan.
>> >>
>> >> Good to know it can't be done - I went around with this and that for
>> >> quite
>> >> bit.
>> >>
>> >> Sorry if I'm confused on this..."Be sure to format the actual footnote
>> >> as
>> >> hidden text": this is so the footnote number shows in the
>> >> cross-reference
>> >> but
>> >> not the footnote text, correct?
>> >>
>> >> Then where does the actual footnote get printed? I.e., it should be on
>> >> the
>> >> bottom of the page so the reader can reference it. What am I missing?
>> >>
>> >> thx,
>> >> karen
>> >>
>> >> "Stefan Blom" wrote:
>> >>
>> >>> Unfortunately, Word text boxes can't contain footnotes. The best you
>> >>> can
>> >>> do
>> >>> is insert the footnote elsewhere in the document, and then insert a
>> >>> cross-reference to the footnote number in the text box.
>> >>>
>> >>> Be sure to format the actual footnote as hidden text, so that it
>> >>> won't
>> >>> print; the cross-reference will still display correctly.
>> >>>
>> >>> --
>> >>> Stefan Blom
>> >>> Microsoft Word MVP
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>> "klam" <klam@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >>> news:5614CDED-80B0-4CD2-9221-8EDB02065BB8@microsoft.com...
>> >>> >I have 1x1 tables with text in them. I wanted to have gradient
>> >>> >shading
>> >>> >so I
>> >>> > am changing them to textboxes. When I pasted the text of one table
>> >>> > into a
>> >>> > textbox, the footnote changed to "1" (should be #66), and the
>> >>> > footnote
>> >>> > text
>> >>> > doesn't show at the bottom of the page.
>> >>> >
>> >>> > I tried to see the footnote so I checked the View Footnotes and in
>> >>> > Normal
>> >>> > View the textboxes don't show.
>> >>> >
>> >>> > How can the footnotes in the textboxes be "recognized" or is there
>> >>> > a
>> >>> > workaround for what I'd like to achieve?
>> >>> >
>> >>> > Working in Word 2003 on standalone XP. Thx for any suggestions.
>> >>> >
>> >>> > cheers,
>> >>> > karen
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>
>> >
>> >

>>
>>
>>
>>
>>




 
 

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