Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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4. Type the footnote or endnote.
There’s no need to type the note’s number; it’s done for you automatically.
Here are some nonfootnote endnote notes:
The keyboard shortcut for inserting a footnote is Alt+Ctrl+F.
The keyboard shortcut for inserting an endnote is Atl+Ctrl+D.
The footnote and endnote numbers are updated automatically so that all footnotes and endnotes
are sequential in your document.
Use the Next Footnote button’s menu to browse between footnote and endnote references in
your document; the Next Footnote button is found in the Footnotes group on the References tab
on the Ribbon.
You can see a footnote or endnote’s contents by pointing the mouse at the superscripted number
in the document’s text.
Use the Show Notes button (Footnotes group, References tab) to help you examine footnotes or
endnotes themselves. That same button can also be used to hop back to the footnote/endnote
reference in your text.
To delete a footnote or endnote, highlight its reference number in your document and press the
Delete key. Word magically renumbers any remaining footnotes or endnotes.
To convert a footnote to an endnote, right-click on the footnote itself. Choose the
command Convert to Endnote. Likewise, you can convert endnotes to footnotes by right-click-
ing on the endnote text and choosing the command Convert to Footnote.
For additional control over the footnotes and endnotes, click the dialog box launcher button in
the Footnotes group. Use the Footnote and Endnote dialog box to customize the reference text
location, format, starting number, and other options.