Turn on NonPrinting Characters (click on the standard toolbar) which will
help you see what is really going on. You can delete text in a note but not
the gray at the end of the note, which holds information for Word.
But, the problem is Word thinks notes 7 and 8 are there (and is leaving a
space for them), and you don't. Could they be Hidden in some way? I would
do some experimenting ***on a copy***--see if converting footnotes to
endnotes kicks Word into behaving. Perhaps try deleting the entire
paragraph with the problematic numbers and retyping it, as a last resort.
Try copying everything except the last in the doc to a new doc, as that
mark holds complex formatting. That Word won't let you delete other notes
suggests corruption across the doc, not just with these two notes, and
that's the first fix for a corrupt doc. If you have sections, do same thing
for each section, instead of for entire doc. Try this method for just the
paragraphs with the problematic invisible notes.
You are trying to delete notes by selecting the number in the *main text*
and deleting that, right? That's the proper way.
If you are deleting notes while Tracking Changes, that seems to get a little
complicated, and causes number confusion. Accepting all Changes fixes that.
I don't know whether using Cross-References could cause Word to get confused
when you start deleting.
Hope some of this brainstorming helps, or become unnecessary.
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