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How can I remove this large gap above my footnotes in MS Word?

How can I remove this large gap above my footnotes in MS Word?

How can I remove this large gap above my footnotes in MS Word 2003? I've checked all the usual stuff like paragraphs settings, including for the Normal & Footnote styles.

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Guest [Entry]

"I believe this is what you are facing:

Notice the greyed-out pilcrows.

To fix this, switch to Normal View:

Display the Footnotes Pane:

In the Footnotes Pane, select the Footnote Separator in the dropdown box:

You will see the Footnote Separator line with a number of empty paragraphs, represented by the pilcrows, beneath it.

This time the pilcrows are not greyed-out, which means you can delete the extra space. When you switch back to Print Layout View, you will notice that your problem is solved:"
Guest [Entry]

"Click on the View TAB on the toolbar
Click the Draft Button on the toolbar
Click on the References TAB on the toolbar
Click on Show Notes Option on the toolbar until you see your footnote at the bottom of the screen
At the bottom of the screen you will see your footnote and a dropdown box above the footnote
Click on the dropdown and select ""Footnote separator""
You will see a long line and a short line
Click on the Page Layout TAB on the toolbar
In the ""Spacing"" block on the toolbar it says ""Paragraph"" below and there is a little down arrow to the right of the word ""Paragraph"" Click on this little down arrow to the right of the word Paragraph
There is a Paragraph box that appears
You will see Auto in the Spacing Before and After fields
Click on the up arrow in these fields to change them BOTH to 0 pt

In the Line Spacing section you will see it is set to Double
Change this to Single

At the bottom of the popup is a Set As Default button - Click on it
Mark the All documents based on the Normal.dotm template option
Click OK

Go back to the View TAB on the toolbar
Click on the Print Layout button on the toolbar

Save"