Checking footnotes and endnotes in Word


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SafeTex

Hello

I was wondering if there is a way to check if none of the footnotes/endnotes in a long document are corrupted (broken links) without clicking on each one individually to see

Thanks
 
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Lisa Wilke-Thissen

Hi,

[not known version of Word]
I was wondering if there is a way to check
if none of the footnotes/endnotes in a long
document are corrupted (broken links) without
clicking on each one individually to see
do you want to check, whether their exists footnote text for each footnote
reference? Did you see broken links in the past?
 
S

SafeTex

Hello Lisa

I have unfortunately seen a document which was sent out in bits to translators and then put back together again and seemed to be corrupted

Some links worked but took you to a footnote where the number was omitted, another 'footnote number' was really a superscript number that the translator had put in instead, perhaps thinking that it would make no difference.

It's just that as there is an update TOC tool and bad TOC normally displays an error, I was kind of hoping to find sth similar for foot/endnotes.

Regards
 
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Stefan Blom

If not all editors know how footnotes work, that is a likely explanation for
the symptoms you are describing.

Footnotes (and endnotes) update dynamically, so there is no need to "update"
them... Or are you referring to cross-references to footnotes? Please
elaborate.
 
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SafeTex

Hello Stefan Blom

Well I'm actually a translator and we use what is known Computer Assisted Translation(CAT) tools

In it, the footnotes are handled as tags and so occasionally we can have a problem and a footnote comes out of the process corrupted in some way (often just a problem with spacing) but a tag can be missed and a footnote disappears

We're not dealing with footnotes and endnotes in the classic way

That is why I wanted to know about running a check
 
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Stefan Blom

OK, it's a conversion issue. Sorry, but if you import or paste data that
Word can't read properly, I don't know a way (from within Word) to fix that.
I suppose you could try Open and Repair, but I doubt that it would work.
 

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