If you have a brief, etc., in Word 2007 in which a footnote drops down to a subsequent page (the number mark within the main text is on p. 2, but all or part of the footnote text keeps dropping down to p. 3), here’s how to fix it:
- Click the Office Button (top left-hand corner)
- Click Word Options (at bottom of menu)
- Go to Advanced
- Scroll all the way down until you see Compatibility Options
- In the drop-down next to “Lay out this document as if created in:” choose Microsoft Office Word 2007 (like illustration below)
Your footnote should now appear on the correct page.