Is it possible to write a macro/vba code in Word (2000 or Mac; upgrading the version may be in the cards if necessary) to find foot/endnote references in a document and copy them in a different format?
I’m not sure if I’m phrasing this well, so here’s the end goal:
We want to take a Word document with foot- or endnotes and import it into Quark (6 now, 8 soon). When Quark imports a document from Word, it skips over the footnote reference (the number) and instead inserts a blank space. It doesn’t import the footnotes at all (well, there are ways to shuffle things, but that’s a different question).
If, however, we could first have Word go through the document and every time it sees a footnote reference, change it to plain superscripted (or bold, or something identifiable) text that matches the original (i.e., it would keep the numbering), life would be extraordinarily easier.
We primarily do layout work on a Mac (so Applescript may be an option), but work on the text on a PC – so both platforms are available.