Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Putting Footnotes and Endnotes in Documents
Choosing the numbering scheme
and position of notes
Choosing the numbering scheme and positioning of endnotes and footnotes
is quite easy. On the References tab, click the Footnotes group button. The
Footnote and Endnote dialog box appears (refer to Figure 8-8). Tell Word
where to place your notes:
✦ Footnotes: Choose Bottom of Page to put footnotes at the bottom of the
page no matter where the text ends; choose Below Text to put footnotes
directly below the last line of text on the page.
✦ Endnotes: Choose End of Section if your document is divided into
sections (such as chapters) and you want endnotes to appear at the back of
sections; choose End of Document to put all endnotes at the very back
of the document.
✦ Columns: If you want to run footnotes or endnotes into columns, choose
the number of columns you want.
In the Format area, tell Word how to number the notes:
✦ Number Format: Choose A B C, i ii iii, or another numbering scheme, if
you want. You can also enter symbols by choosing the last option on
this drop-down list.
✦ Custom Mark: You can mark the note with a symbol by clicking the
Symbol button and choosing a symbol in the Symbol dialog box. If you
go this route, you have to enter a symbol each time you insert a note.
Not only that, you may have to enter two or three symbols for the
second and third notes on each page or document because Word can’t
✦ Start At: To start numbering the notes at a place other than 1, A, or i,
enter 2, B, ii, or whatever in this box.
✦ Numbering: To number the notes continuously from the start of your
document to the end, choose Continuous. Choose Restart Each Section
to begin anew at each section of your document. For footnotes, you can
begin anew on each page by choosing Restart Each Page.