Mar 28, 2019 How to Add a Footnote to Microsoft Word. Footnotes allow you to cite sources or explain a concept in detail without sidetracking the main text. Word makes managing footnotes easy, as new footnotes are numbered automatically, and the.
The difference between a footnote and an endnote is that one appears on the same page as the reference and the other appears at the end of the document. In Word 2010, you can flag either a footnote or endnote with a superscripted number or letter, and you create them both in the same way:
Footnotes Microsoft Word Mac 2017
1Click the mouse so that the insertion pointer is immediately to the right of the text that you want the footnote or endnote to reference.
The reference will appear as a superscript number at the end of the text.
2Click the References tab and, from the Footnotes group, click either the Insert Footnote or Insert Endnote command button.
Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut Alt+Ctrl+F (for a footnote) or Alt+Ctrl+D (for an endnote).
A number is superscripted to the text.
When Word is in Print Layout view, you’re instantly whisked to the bottom of the page (footnote) or the end of the document (endnote), where you type the footnote or endnote. In Draft view, a special window near the bottom of the document opens, displaying footnotes or endnotes.
3Type the footnote or endnote.
You don’t need to type the note’s number; it’s done for you automatically. Footnotes are automatically numbered starting with 1. Endnotes are automatically numbered starting with Roman numeral i.
4Click the Show Notes button, found in the Footnotes group on the References tab, to exit the footnote or endnote.
You return to the spot in your document where the insertion pointer blinks (from Step 1).
5If you want to quick-edit a footnote or endnote, double-click the footnote number on the page.
Use the Show Notes button to return to your document.
6To delete a footnote, highlight the footnote’s number in your document and press the Delete key.
Word magically renumbers any remaining footnotes for you.
Word for Windows (2010 and 2007)
To convert one or more footnotes or endnotes:
- Open your document and select the References tab. In theFootnotes group, click Show Notes.
- Select the notes you want to convert, and then right-click. SelectConvert to Footnote or Convert to Endnote.
To convert all footnotes or endnotes:
- Open the document and select the References tab.
- Click the Footnote & Endnote Dialog Box launcher (it appearsas a small square in the bottom-right corner of the tab). Then clickConvert....
- Click OK or Apply.
Word for Mac OS X (2011 and 2008)
- With your document open, from the Insert menu, selectFootnote....
- In Word 2011, click Convert.... In Word 2008, click Options..., and then click Convert....
- Select from one of the following options:
- Convert all footnotes to endnotes
- Convert all endnotes to footnotes
- Swap footnotes and endnotes
- Click OK in each of the dialog boxes.