Hello, my name is Erin and in this tutorial I'm going to demonstrate how to
insert footnotes and endnotes in Microsoft word.
I'll close with a few extra tips to consider. I'll be using Word 2016; however, the steps are similar for Word 2013, 2010, and 2007.
Before we get into the tutorial, let's quickly define footnotes and endnotes.
Footnotes appear on the same page with the text that cites the note,
while endnotes appear all together at the end of the chapter, section, book, or article.
To begin, place your cursor where the superscript number for the
first note should appear. Select the Reference tab and then select
the dialog box launcher in the footnotes group. Now select footnotes or endnotes and choose
the note's designated location in the drop-down menu. In this case we'll create
footnotes at the bottom of the page. Be sure to explore your other options in
this dialog box, including the number formatting and sequencing options.
Next, select Insert to create the first note. After Word creates a superscript
number, your cursor will automatically move to the note location designated in
the Footnote and EndNote dialog box. Now write your note and then double click on
the number before the note to return to the location of the corresponding
superscripted number in the body content. Place your cursor where the superscript
number for the next note should appear and then select Insert Footnote or
Insert Endnote in the Footnotes group to insert the next note.
Here are a couple of things to consider when using Word's footnote and endnote tool.
First, you can use footnotes and endnotes in the same document. If you choose to
use both, the first type inserted will be assigned superscript numbers and the
second type inserted will be assigned superscript letters.
However, all of these options can be changed in the Footnote and Endnote dialog box.
Second, if you move the text connected to footnotes or endnotes, the
sequencing for the subscript numbers or letters and the notes themselves will be
automatically updated. Third, if you add or delete footnotes or endnotes between
existing notes, the sequencing of the superscript numbers or letters and the
notes themselves will be automatically updated, also.
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