How to Keep a Long Footnote in One Page in Your Word Document

In the article below, there is an easy fix for you to keep a long footnote in one page in your Word document.

Once in a while, we insert footnotes in our files to illustrate some critical points. However, now and then we are likely to bump into such a situation where we insert a footnote in the place near at the end of one page and if that footnote contains several lines, it can stretch to the next page automatically, which absolutely doesn’t look good. Below is an example:    Example of Inserting a Long Footnote Footnote Going to Next Page

Certainly, an easy fix is available for you to address this mess. Just take the steps here:

  1. First and foremost, place your cursor at the footnote.
  2. Then, right click on it.
  3. Next choose “Paragraph” on the list-menu.Choose "Paragraph"
  4. Now the “Paragraph” dialog box will pop up. You should click “Line and Page Breaks” tab first.Click "Home" ->Click "Paragraph" Button

Or you can open the dialog box by clicking the “Paragraph” button in “Paragraph” group under “Home” tab.

  1. Next check “Keep lines together” box in “Pagination” part.
  2. Lastly, remember to click “OK”.Click "Line and Page Breaks" ->Check "Keep lines together" Box ->Click "OK"

Now the miracle happens. You can see all the footnote texts are kept together in exact one page as shown in the sample:Effect of Setting "Keep lines together"

You are welcome to check the video to view the detailed instructions:

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