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How to Insert Footnotes and Endnotes in Microsoft Word

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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.