How can I work around or "life hack" Word's failure to 2-column footnotes?
I have done some tests on Word 2019, and it seems that the option of "Footnote layout" is now dead and non-functional. [. . .] Your only option is to file a bug-report to Microsoft using the Feedback Hub, then wait for a fix.
Please recommend some workaround, subject to these postulates.
The academic publication requires 1 column text. I can't 2-column the text.
I can't access or downgrade to Word 2013 to 2016.
I have over 900 footnotes that are too unproductive to update manually. Footnotes must be updated automatically.