I am having an issue with a bad documents that one of my colleague formatted. The footnotes appear to have a Return too much...

bad styling in a MS Word document

I tried clicking everywhere around the area to be able to modify something, but couldn't get the | in there, so impossible to delete or remove the space after the paragraph. What I am trying to achieve is to have the bar, a return, then the 23 Random footnote text, without having this return in there.

Thanks for your help.

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Aie, so, contra-intuitively, I found a way to remove that little space. I am still left wondering how it landed up in there.

In any case, to solve this, or add stuffs in there, go to the view tab, then select print layout and draft, then in the reference tab, make sure the show notes is on, then in the dropdown list, select footnote separator.

I found the answer from here source for the solution

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