Compiling creating a corrupt file, and footnotes are not becoming footnotes or endnotes but are jumbled into main text

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Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:24 pm Post

I am writing a project in Scrivener3. I have been putting into Scrivener through the "insert footnote" menu item. When I compile, I check off I check off "export inspector footnotes as endnotes." :
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The compilation gives me an error message in Microsoft Word that the file is corrupt and can't be opened.
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When I try to open the file anyway,
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I find that the doc file has just pasted all the footnotes right into the text, making no distinction between main text and footnotes. It's unusable. What can I do to 1) make the document compile without corruption and 2) make the footnotes come out right?

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Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:15 pm Post


Can you please zip up the affected project and send it to us at AT so that we can take a look and try to work out what's going on?

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