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    Formatting -- Footnote numbers right after quotation marks?

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by lameri, Feb 1, 2012.

    Hello,

    I know in general footnote numbers go directly after the word but I notice that right after a closing quotation mark, they don't look so great. Interestingly, when I move the footnote number from inside to outside, word creates a space, so I take that's what I should do and the way to avoid how crammed together it looks otherwise. Have you encountered the issue?
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    Following the APA style, they go after any puncutation, so I would imagine they go after the quotation marks.
     
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    Yes, the question is whether there is a space before the number...
     
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    No, there shouldn't be a space.
     
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    If you auto insert the footnote number, then there usually isn't a space anyway. Ah, such things remind me of college essays lol.
     
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    When there is punctuation, word automatically inserts a space for me.
     
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    Like Batgoat said, inserting a footnote doesn't add a space. So there's probably a setting or option enabled that's causing Word to add the extra space.
     

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