Word 2013/2016: Inserting Footnotes and Endnotes

Updated 2013.06.06

Objectives

         Learn how to insert footnotes and endnotes into a Word document.

         Learn how to change the numbering style of footnotes and endnotes.

Endnotes

To insert an endnote:

         Position the cursor at the point in your document where you want the superscript for the endnote to appear.

         Then click on the References tab.

         Then in the Footnotes group, click on Insert Endnote.

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Word will insert the endnote number as a superscript at the cursor location. Then it will move the cursor to the bottom of the document and wait for you to type in your endnote. Note that if you want endnotes on a separate page, you will need to insert a page break before the first endnote.

Footnotes

To insert an endnote:

         Position the cursor at the point in your document where you want the superscript for the footnote to appear.

         Then click on the References tab.

         Then in the Footnotes group, click on Insert Footnote.

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Word will insert the endnote number as a superscript at the cursor location. Then it will move the cursor to the bottom of the page and wait for you to type in your footnote.

Changing the number format for footnotes and endnotes

To change the number format of your footnote or endnote numbers

         Click on the References tab.

         Then in the Footnotes group, click on the dialog box expander (lower right corner of the group).

         The Footnote and Endnote dialog box will appear.

         In the Format area, click on the Number Format drop-down box and select the number format you want. Note that you can also select the number you want to start at.

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