FOOTNOTES IN WORD FILES COMPILED DIRECTLY TO DOCX (NOT TO DOC) USING 188.8.131.52 ARE NOT “REAL” FOOTNOTES!
This may be off-topic and I don’t want to appear to be raining on the 184.108.40.206 parade (particularly because one of the fixes was to a footnote-formatting bug that I apparently had been the first to encounter, so that I enjoyed a totally undeserved feeling of ownership when I saw that it had now been addressed); however, I have noticed a bug in compiling that never occurred before I updated to 220.127.116.11. Of course, that may be because this was the first time I had been able to compile directly to docx, rather than to doc and then updating to docx, because Scrivener always glitched out when I tried it pre-18.104.22.168. So, if this is a general Scrivener-to-docx problem, rather than a 22.214.171.124 problem, just let me know and I will peddle it elsewhere.
So, to make a long story short, when I compiled my project last night (for a deadline at midnight–yes, I know, what the hell was I waiting for?–but be that as it may) I was elated to be able to compile it directly to docx. So, after working contentedly but with determination because the clock was running, substituting short citation forms in second appearances, inserting cross-references to the first appearances, etc., I suddenly realized that my footnotes were not real footnotes. What tipped me off was that I had, in my first pass through the file, noticed that I had failed to mark a footnote as a footnote, so it was still in the text. No problem: I cut the data from the text and pasted it into a new footnote and moved on. Later, when I encountered that footnote, I realized that it was footnote 1, even though it was between footnotes 233 and 234. I looked closer (a little bleary-eyed by this time) and was that the surrounding footnotes referents, unlike the referent for footnote 1, which I added in Word, did not have the faint rectangle around the number. Also, when I deleted, for example, footnote 234, footnote 235 did not become 234, and so on. They are not footnotes. I have since been able to consistently reproduce the error, on different computers, with different presets, but only when I compile directly to docx. What’s the deal?