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doodles wrote at 2007-03-29 20:08:10
If I read the question right, this person had already done everything Dale said (that is also all that is available in Word help).  The note reference mark was deleted but the footnote was not.  

The solution: Turn off track changes :)

Edyie Thompson wrote at 2010-02-19 18:48:08
Hi Carloyn,

I notice that your question is about 3 years old, but I recently ran into this problem. So for all those in the future that can't get rid of an annoying footnote. Here's a quick trick that may help:  Check and see if you have the track changes feature turned on in the document.  If so, accept all changes and your footnote should be deleted. Worked for me!

Edyie :-)  

michael wrote at 2012-12-06 00:00:09
I have figured out why the footnote numbering does not change after deleting footnotes! this happens if you are using the "track changes" function. If the changes are all accepted and the feature disable the numbering updates. Finally!  

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