Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Formatting a Document in Sections
Understanding Endnotes, Footnotes, and Citations
It’s easy to confuse footnotes with endnotes and endnotes with citations. Remember, a
footnote appears at the bottom, or foot, of a page, and always on the same page as its
reference marker. You might have one footnote at the bottom of page 3, three footnotes
at the bottom of page 5, and one at the bottom of page 6. By contrast, an endnote
appears at the end of the document or section, with all the endnotes compiled into a
single list. Both endnotes and footnotes can contain any kind of information you think
might be useful to your readers. Citations, however, are only used to list specific
information about a topic or other source you refer to or quote from in the document. A
citation typically appears in parentheses at the end of the sentence containing information
from the source you are citing, and the sources for all the document’s citations are listed
in a bibliography, or list of works cited, at the end of the document.
Next, Robin wants to include a sample of the type of handout she plans to post on
community bulletin boards at Parkside, encouraging residents to take part in the energy audit
process. Before you can create the handout, you need to divide the document into sections.
Formatting a Document in Sections
Robin wants to format the handout in landscape orientation, but the rest of the report is
currently formatted in portrait orientation. To format part of a document in an orientation
different from the rest of the document, you need to divide the document into sections.
A section is a part of a document that can have its own page orientation, margins,
headers, footers, and so on. Each section, in other words, is like a document within a
document. To divide a document into sections, you insert a section break , which appears
as a dotted line with the words “Section Break.” You can select from a few different kinds
of section breaks. For example, a Next page section break inserts a page break and starts
the new section on the next page. A Continuous section break starts the section at the
location of the insertion point, without changing the page fl ow. To insert a section break,
you use the Breaks button in the Page Setup group on the Page Layout tab to select the
type of section break you want to insert.
To insert a section break below the table:
1. Press the Ctrl+End keys to move the insertion point to the end of the document.
The insertion point appears in the blank paragraph below the table.
2. Click the Page Layout tab, and then click the Breaks button in the Page Setup
group. The Breaks menu opens, as shown in Figure 3-27. The Page Breaks
section of the menu includes options for controlling how the text flows from page to
page. The first option, Page, inserts a page break (just like the Page Break button
on the Insert tab that you used earlier). The Section Breaks section of the menu
includes four types of section breaks. The two you’ll use most often are Next Page
and Continuous.
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