Microsoft Word – Removing line above footnote

By default, when you create a Microsoft Word footnote, a line will appear above it at the bottom of your page. A client recently asked how they could get rid of the line.

To remove the line, go into Draft view, the fifth of the View buttons on the Status bar.

On the Reference tab, in the Footnotes group, click Show Notes.

From the Footnotes dropdown, select Footnote Separator.

Delete the separator.

On returning to Print Layout view, the line above the footnote will no longer be seen.

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I am a trainer of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project and Crystal Reports. I have called my blog "If Only I'd Known That...." because I hear it so many times in training sessions. In fact, if only I had a £100 (or 150 Aussie dollars)for every time someone says "If only I'd known that." ....
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2 Responses to Microsoft Word – Removing line above footnote

  1. Thanks, this was exactly what I needed!

  2. Jane Doe says:

    Thank you!!! Worked perfectly.

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