Tag Archive: Word


Word, by default, does not break lines at forward slashes. So, you can get something that looks like this:

Audio/vis
ual tech-
nologies

…when, in fact, what you’re looking for is this:

Audio/
visual tech-
nologies

The way to fix this is to search/replace (Ctrl+H) “/” with “/200C”. After typing “/200C” into the replace field, do Alt+X while you’re still in the field. You will see your “/” pop over to the right-hand side of the field. That’s fine. Click “Replace All”, and you’ll see the desired effect.

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In Word 2007, if you have any unapproved revisions in your document, your cross-reference list doesn’t update—you have to approve all changes before you’re allowed to see your footnotes in that footnote list.

From http://www.generation-nt.com/us/answer/footnotes-are-missing-cross-reference-list-help-128452581.html: “When I attempt to cross-reference a footnote, the list of footnotes presented doesn’t include all of the footnotes. The footnotes are numbered correctly, with some footnotes missing. So the numbering goes like this…1, 2, 3, (skip 4) 5, 6, 7, (skip 8) 9. Why are some of my footnotes missing from the cross-reference list?”

Approving all changes fixed the problem.