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Footnote reference mark in parenthesis

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When I insert a footnote in Word 2003 (using Windows XP) the footnote

reference mark is a single number in superscript -- is it possible to make

this number show up within parenthesis? In other words the mark in the body

of the document will go from 3 to (3) and the same in the footnote section,

from 3 to (3)...Thanks!

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    • No automatic way, no. You can format it as not superscript (modify the

      Footnote Reference style), but you will have to add the parens manually (or

      with F&R or a macro).

      Suzanne S. Barnhill

      Microsoft MVP (Word)

      Words into Type

      Fairhope, Alabama USA

      Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org

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      "Ian" <Ian.ms-word.questionfor.info.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

      news:7BC604CF-C2E9-4F17-9A16-369EEC1EB2F7.ms-word.questionfor.info.microsoft.com...

      > When I insert a footnote in Word 2003 (using Windows XP) the footnote

      > reference mark is a single number in superscript -- is it possible to make

      > this number show up within parenthesis? In other words the mark in the

      body

      > of the document will go from 3 to (3) and the same in the footnote

      section,

      > from 3 to (3)...Thanks!

      #1; Sun, 01 Jun 2008 17:42:00 GMT
    • On Fri, 4 Feb 2005 14:21:02 -0800, Ian <Ian.ms-word.questionfor.info.discussions.microsoft.com>

      wrote:

      >When I insert a footnote in Word 2003 (using Windows XP) the footnote

      >reference mark is a single number in superscript -- is it possible to make

      >this number show up within parenthesis? In other words the mark in the body

      >of the document will go from 3 to (3) and the same in the footnote section,

      >from 3 to (3)...Thanks!

      There's no way to do it automatically. If you insist, you can type

      your own parentheses and format them as superscripts. Seems to me like

      a lot of pointless work...

      Regards,

      Jay Freedman

      Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org

      #2; Sun, 01 Jun 2008 17:43:00 GMT
    • This is a requirement in certain government/legal styles--a holdover from

      typewriter days, when superscript was not as common or easy, so footnote

      numbers were put in parens or brackets (as is often still done in Web pages,

      emails, NG posts, etc.).

      Suzanne S. Barnhill

      Microsoft MVP (Word)

      Words into Type

      Fairhope, Alabama USA

      Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org

      Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so

      all may benefit.

      "Jay Freedman" <jay.freedman.ms-word.questionfor.info.verizon.net> wrote in message

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      > On Fri, 4 Feb 2005 14:21:02 -0800, Ian <Ian.ms-word.questionfor.info.discussions.microsoft.com>

      > wrote:

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      > There's no way to do it automatically. If you insist, you can type

      > your own parentheses and format them as superscripts. Seems to me like

      > a lot of pointless work...

      > --

      > Regards,

      > Jay Freedman

      > Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org

      #3; Sun, 01 Jun 2008 17:44:00 GMT
    • Thanks for the information.

      Yeah, I agree that it's a bit of a waste, but it is a style that's required

      in the document I'm working on. Actually, I'm surprised Word will not allow

      more customization of the footnote reference marks. I would imagine it's

      quite easy to allow the same type of customization as we get when we

      customize numbers in outline formats. Thankfully, there are not too many

      footnotes in my document. Thanks again!!!

      Ian

      "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

      > This is a requirement in certain government/legal styles--a holdover from

      > typewriter days, when superscript was not as common or easy, so footnote

      > numbers were put in parens or brackets (as is often still done in Web pages,

      > emails, NG posts, etc.).

      > --

      > Suzanne S. Barnhill

      > Microsoft MVP (Word)

      > Words into Type

      > Fairhope, Alabama USA

      > Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org

      > Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so

      > all may benefit.

      > "Jay Freedman" <jay.freedman.ms-word.questionfor.info.verizon.net> wrote in message

      > news:nh5801tdv7d36bvs5roif8741ms6musvir.ms-word.questionfor.info.4ax.com...

      > make

      > body

      > section,

      >

      #4; Sun, 01 Jun 2008 17:45:00 GMT
    • While I agree that customization of footnote numbering formats should be

      possible, it is also to be hoped that the requirement for these bizarre

      formats will gradually decline as more PTBs (or PHBs) become aware of the

      time wasted in producing them.

      Suzanne S. Barnhill

      Microsoft MVP (Word)

      Words into Type

      Fairhope, Alabama USA

      Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org

      Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so

      all may benefit.

      "Ian" <Ian.ms-word.questionfor.info.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

      news:196ECCF8-22EF-4A91-878F-F2716FA95B3E.ms-word.questionfor.info.microsoft.com...

      > Thanks for the information.

      > Yeah, I agree that it's a bit of a waste, but it is a style that's

      required

      > in the document I'm working on. Actually, I'm surprised Word will not

      allow[vbcol=seagreen]

      > more customization of the footnote reference marks. I would imagine it's

      > quite easy to allow the same type of customization as we get when we

      > customize numbers in outline formats. Thankfully, there are not too many

      > footnotes in my document. Thanks again!!!

      > Ian

      > "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

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      #5; Sun, 01 Jun 2008 17:46:00 GMT