youre taking so long i went and downloaded word 2011 but the same problem occurs on existing docs and on a new one! No footnote option appears at all on the insert menu!
I'm using word for mac 2008. In a document which Ive been working on for 2 years, and which has many, many footnotes, I'm in the middle of working on it and suddenly the Footnote option has disappeared from the Insert menu! I've quit, I've restarted, but it's just not there. The existing footnotes remain.
To save you having to ask, yes of course I'm in Print View. Insert menu shows (abbreviated): break/pg nos/date/auto/field/symbol/comment. Then a line, then doc elements/quick tables/chart/smart/wordart, then a line, then ....NO Footnote where I expect it!! Instead: caption/cross-ref/index/watermark, then a line, then Pictures/html/textbox/movie/file/object/bkmark/hyperlink.
It seems with all due respect that you did not read my question. I'll say it again. The problem is that on the Insert menu "FOOTNOTE" simply DOES NOT APPEAR. Of course I'm in Print View. This problem occurred suddenly while working on a doc I've been working on every day for 2 years, and in which I have previously inserted hundreds of footnotes in the usual way, the way you say. I was using word mac 2008, I now am on 2011 14.4, and it's the same! The word "footnote" simply is not on the Insert menu list at all. All the other options are there, exactly as your image shows. "Footnote" is not there! in my original query I actually listed in abbreviated form all the menu items that do appear. The existing footnotes are still there in the doc - thank god! but although in the new 2011 I can put in a footnote through the "document elements" toolbar, I cannot edit their format in that way, the Help menu says to go via the Insert menu, but, as Im saying, "Footnote" does not appear on that menu list at all! This is my original query. I thank you for your attention. Its bedtime for me now so I will check in in the morning to see if you have come up with an answer. Night night!
OK, good! That does put the command to footnote into the Insert menu! But it does not lead to the formatting options as it used to - it's just the command-option-F. Word help says, in order to format footnotes:
On the Insert menu, click Footnote.
Under Format, on the Number format pop-up menu, click the option that you want, and then click Apply.
But "format" doesn't appear! It just inserts a footnote in the default format, but I need to change that. Again, I'm very used to this operation, I've done it hundreds of times, but all of a sudden, Format isn't there!
Hi, no, I'm afraid this doesn't seem to have done anything. In the Insert menu, the Footnote command appears, because I dragged it there, but it's just the command, a shortcut to command-opt-F. it's not the "Footnote" that used to be in the Insert menu, that opened to another box in which you could do various things such as format the footnotes, etc. Sorry, no cookie! :)
I tried inserting your line into the Terminal window twice -- this is what appeared:
Last login: Tue Sep 9 13:53:54 on ttys000
LR-FREDERICKSs-MacBook-Pro:~ prhrm3ht$ rm ~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/User Templates/Normal.dotm
rm: /Users/prhrm3ht/Library/Application: No such file or directory
rm: Support/Microsoft/Office/User: No such file or directory
rm: Templates/Normal.dotm: No such file or directory
OS X version 10.9.4
2.8 GHz Intel Core Duo
Memory 4 GB 1067bMHz DDR3
its a 15 inch mid-2009 MacBook Pro.
Just a reminder that until yesterday everything was fine, footnotes worked perfectly, etc. Then suddenly not!
Pasted in new line. No result. Same as before. The "Footnote" that appears in Insert menu is just the command.
You are using Office 2011 right? It still says No such file or directory?Just to be clear you go to Insert / Footnote and you don't get this dialogue?
The Terminal box shows this after pasting in your new bit:
Last login: Tue Sep 9 13:54:09 on ttys000
LR-FREDERICKSs-MacBook-Pro:~ prhrm3ht$ rm ~/Library/Application\ Support/Microsoft/Office/User\ Templates/Normal.dotm
But there has been no effect on the Insert menu.
Yes, that's correct, i do not get that dialog. I go to insert/footnote and get nothing. (until yesterday I got the window you show) Now It's just the command to insert a footnote at the cursor, which I dragged there as per yr earlier instructions. It's not the format footnote function box that used to be found as "Footnote" in the Insert menu.
Yes Office 2011, but as my original query said, this problem started when I was still using 2008, it was in attempting to solve it that I went and purchased and installed the 2011. Microsoft tech support was completely unable to help, unless I purchased a Support Package!!
OK the Terminal worked. Can you make a new document and try it? Quit and open Word before you do that.
Aha that's done it, THANKS!!!!
I dont know why you keep sending me the same email asking me to rate you! Ive replied to it 4 times now, saying that I already did! I did that yesterday IMMEDIATELY you provided a working answer! Here is the proof, copied from this very page on which I am writing:
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