Jim wrote at 2008-08-20 09:23:48
I had this problem too. Getting rid of all the track changes in my document (which I did by clicking on the 'accept all changes in the document' button in the Reviewing toolbar as I knew this about my document) fixed the problem. Thank you very much Dale.
aart wrote at 2008-08-22 14:32:26
I have a related problem which may have the same cause. In my case (I am using Word 97)) I find that captions of Figures in the text are not numbered sequentially (it skips numbers now and again: 1, 3 4, 6,..). The number is produced by the field SEQ.
The problem is caused by unexpected increases of the SEQ value at some points in the text (as far as I can see, at some places where chapter titles occur). If someone knows how to remove these places where SEQ is increased, this may solve my and perhaps your problem as well.
Edward Sisson wrote at 2009-02-04 04:06:45
I had the same problem and this answer was helpful but not entirely complete. My document had been edited by another person with track changes engaged, and so I had to go to "tools" and then "track changes" and then "highlight" and then I saw the person's name in there and it asked me to accept all the changes made by the other person. Only when I did that did the footnote numbering get fixed. The other person must have deleted some footnotes but until I accepted that person's changes, the numbers that had been assigned to the deleted footnotes were still kept in reserve by the program, thereby throwing off the numbering.
jazzscholar wrote at 2009-03-25 21:09:45
I too had the same footnote issue. This was resolved by selecting the entire text and copying it into a brand new document. The numbering automatically is re-formatted. Just be careful in the future with Track Changes!
Km wrote at 2009-04-23 17:13:13
I was having this problem. I went into preferences and changed all of the tracking changes preferences to "none". Then I copied and pasted my entire document into a new document and saved it. The problems were fixed.
Jessica wrote at 2009-06-24 15:16:06
Make sure you accept all tracking changes before turning off the tracking changes or else it still won't work.
Katie wrote at 2010-02-03 23:47:49
I was able to solve this problem by "accepting all" tracked changes. It then renumbered without all the deleted footnotes. Thank goodness.
dr wrote at 2016-05-21 23:05:58
Solved the problem by copying the entire text into a new document. Worked perfectly, thank you!
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