Friday, November 30, 2007

Microsoft Word Hates Me Today

I'm seriously ready to throw my computer through a window. The only thing stopping me is the fact that I know it's not my computer's fault... it's me!

I thought I knew so much about Microsoft Word... well, today, it has been proven to me that I obviously don't know enough.

I have my entire report finished... it's done... except for one stupid detail. You see, we are supposed to have endnotes. That's all fine and dandy - Endnotes did it, got em, check. The endnotes are supposed to be on a separate page at the end of the report, rather than at the bottom of the last page of the report. That's all fine and dandy - Endnotes on separate page, did it, got it, check. But THEN I am supposed to add another page to be my Bibliography page after the endnotes page... well, it won't allow me to insert a page break after the endnotes, because - duh, they are set up to be at the end of the document... so, if you add another page, then endnotes wouldn't be at the end, now would then? I have my Bibliography page all done - I just can't put it on the page after the endnotes. If I just manually enter until I get to a new page and insert my Bibliography entries... then Word's Table of Contents function won't recognize the Bibliography page as a separate page (it thinks it is part of the endnotes)!!! Just shoot me now!
All Done...
I'm ALL done...
except this stupid little hang up...

Any Microsoft Word experts out there? I sure there are... come on... don't you want to help a fellow blogger?

Quite an exciting post, don't ya think? (nah, not really - it would only be exciting if y'all could hear the words coming out of my mouth right now)



Wish I could help you out but I know virtually nothing about Word that would help.

Good luck, though, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!


OMG, those kind of details kicked my a** when I went back and got my 2nd B.A. Good luck!

Mom Knows Everything

Could you just make them a seperate document and then print them all off and stable them together in the right order? That's what Aurora does for her reports. I'll check on-line after the kids go to bed. Love ya Dork!


I my...I don't know how to do anything on the computer but blog...
But reading your post got me frustrated and stressed for you...

If I could only hear the word coming from your mouth? lol if you are anything like me than oh I can hear what you are saying LOL

have a great Friday night Misty
hope you get this problem solved!


Can you copy/paste the parts where you want them to be? Like, copy the endnotes in a new page break, and add the other where you need it? I don't know if it'll work, but I've done that with chapters I've written, and the page break kept where it was supposed to be.


I'm gonna be no help whatsoever...but am hoping you find the fix

david mcmahon

Hi Misty,

If you haven't heard from me in the next hour or so it means I've failed in my attempt to help.

However, I've just realised an oversight - you are not on my blogroll and I'm going to add you right now, so I do hope that's OK with you ....


Great tip. Thanks.

Travis Cody

Wish I could help with this. But the only thing I ever learned how to do was add page numbers and footnotes.


microsoft word is sometimes the most non-user-friendly software to use.

i would suggest lookin' in the 'tools' section.
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