Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Topic C: Indexes, bibliographies, and other references
Footnotes and endnotes
Explanation
Footnotes and endnotes provide explanations about or references to information in a
document. Footnotes appear at the bottom of a page, and endnotes appear at the end of a
document. Word inserts a reference mark in the text where a footnote or endnote is
inserted. This reference mark can be a number or a symbol.
To add a footnote:
1
Place the insertion point where you want the footnote reference mark to appear.
2
On the References tab, in the Footnotes group, click Insert Footnote to insert the
footnote reference number. The insertion point moves to the bottom of the page
so you can enter the footnote information.
3
Type the footnote information.
After adding footnotes, you can change the numbering style and other formats by using
the Footnote and Endnote dialog box, shown in Exhibit 6-22. To open this dialog box,
click the Dialog Box Launcher in the Footnotes group. You can specify number formats
and the location of footnotes and endnotes. After specifying the settings you want, click
Apply.
Exhibit 6-22: The Footnote and Endnote dialog box
Deleting footnotes
You can delete footnotes and endnotes when they are no longer needed. To do so, select
a note’s reference mark and press Delete. Both the reference mark and the note itself
will be removed. When you delete footnotes and endnotes, you are not asked to confirm
the deletion.
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