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I've got a 2-column, one-page doc (newspaper cols, not tables). In the text,
I have footnotes. I want the footnotes to span both columns across the bottom
of the page. They are cramming up at the bottom of the right column instead.
I tried inserting a continuous section break at the end of my text. This did
not fix it. Any ideas?
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See http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting...panColumns.htm

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I've got a 2-column, one-page doc (newspaper cols, not tables). In the

text,
I have footnotes. I want the footnotes to span both columns across the

bottom
of the page. They are cramming up at the bottom of the right column

instead.
I tried inserting a continuous section break at the end of my text. This

did
not fix it. Any ideas?


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So there is no real solution to this problem in Word? Is the conclusion that
for purposes of this kind one should use a layout program like Publisher?
Do you know if it is under consideration to include such a feature in future
versions of Word?
Best wishes,
HansJ
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Have you looked at
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting...anColumns.htm?

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So there is no real solution to this problem in Word? Is the conclusion

that
for purposes of this kind one should use a layout program like Publisher?
Do you know if it is under consideration to include such a feature in

future
versions of Word?
Best wishes,
HansJ


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"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Have you looked at
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting...anColumns.htm?


Yes, I have. That method only applies to a very special case, and
furthermore it is cumbersome and artificial. I guess we have to face the
facts: Word is lacking a useful feature here.
Best wishes,
HansJ


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By the way: Your method does not work in Word 2003. If there is one section
with one column followed by one with two on the same page, trying to insert a
footnote in the first section will produce a page break.

Is there any way to contact Microsoft to let them know that footnotes
spanning two columns would be a nice feature in future versions of Word?

Best wishes,
HansJ
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While it is true that this doesn't work if you insert a footnote in a
single-column section *before* the multi-column section, it will work if you
insert it in a single-column section *following* the multi-column section.
I'll grant you this is not a very helpful workaround for pages with many
footnotes. The developers are focusing on long-document issues for the next
version of Word; I'll be sure they are aware of this one.

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"HansJ" wrote in message
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By the way: Your method does not work in Word 2003. If there is one

section
with one column followed by one with two on the same page, trying to

insert a
footnote in the first section will produce a page break.

Is there any way to contact Microsoft to let them know that footnotes
spanning two columns would be a nice feature in future versions of Word?

Best wishes,
HansJ


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Is there any way to contact Microsoft to let them know that footnotes
spanning two columns would be a nice feature in future versions of Word?


Yes. You can use this webpage:
http://register.microsoft.com/mswish/suggestion.asp



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Thank you for the link, Daiya.
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Thank you, Suzanne
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