problem with footnotes while exporting .doc to .pdf

gtrianta's picture

I have a problem when I export text, and especially footnotes, from word (2003) to pdf.
You can see the problem in these screenshots (taken from the exported pdf):

The problem is these tag-like characters that appear with the footnote reference in the text and also the footnote number at the bottom of the page. I guess there are some sort of tags that word uses to make the footnote reference a link to the actual footnote when you read the text in word. Is there a way to avoid having these marks printed when you export the text in pdf?

Another problem (again with the footnotes) is shown in the following screenshot:

The problem here is that when exporting the text in pdf, a number is added before the footnote separator as if it is a "Heading 1" styled text. The same number appears before every footnote separator.

Any help will be highly appreciated.
Thanks you in advance.

gtrianta's picture

Anyone? It's kind of emergent...

Gus Winterbottom's picture

This can happen if you used PDFMaker. The TPF and FPT are footnote markers that apparently get inserted by PDFMaker. I've found a number of PDFs on the web that have them in ZWAdobeF 1 point font. If you have Acrobat, print your document to a .ps file and then distill the .ps file.

I suspect the heading style being applied to the footnote separator is also due to PDFMaker. However, the footnote separator might have picked up a hyperlink or other cross reference. Go into Normal view and open the footnote separator for editing; look for any field codes or whatever (you might have to set up your options to view field codes).

gtrianta's picture

Thank you very much for the response Gus.

gtrianta's picture

Everything worked great. Thank you again.

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