How to insert footnote in word

November 4, 2021
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Graphic skills

Footnote is usually inserted at the bottom of a page. It is commonly used in dissertation, essays, publication, etc. An example of footnote is presented below.


To insert a foot notes, you just need to follow these few steps.

1. Place the mouse cursor where you want to insert the footnote.

2. Get into the References tab Click Settings choose Footnote/Endnote 

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Pop up the Footnote and Endnote dialog

In the Footnote and Endnote popup dialog, you can access different settings for the footnote. You can read the illustrations and explanations of each settings at the end of this article.

 

3. Click Insert.

Then we can see a numbering mark inserted at the right-upper corner of the selected text, while the corresponding footnotes are placed at the bottom of the pagw (Note: the footnotes is editable).

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Demonstration of the footnote

 

· Illustrations within the Footnote and Endnote dialog

The rest of this tutorial will list all setting buttons of the Footnote and Endnote dialog.


Location


Footnotes:

Change the location of footnotes. Here are two options: [Below text] and [Bottom of Page].

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Format

Number Format:

Here you can choose from various numbering styles.

This setting will change the format of not only the number placed at beginning of footnotes, but also the footnote marks inserted at the upper-right corner of the corresponding text.

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Start at:

To decide the number which you want to start numbering from. This setting will be applied within the selected range.

Numbering:

Three options are provided, including [Continuous], [Restart each section], and [Restart each page].

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Apply changes

Apply changes to:

Choose from either [Selected text] or [Whole document].

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