Adding Footnotes and Endnotes
A footnote is a short note at the bottom of a page that provides extra information about something mentioned in the regular text on that page. Word indicates a footnote with a reference mark, a number or other symbol that appears as a superscript in both the regular text and in a special footnote box at the bottom of the page. An endnote is similar, except that is appears at the end of the document.
Word makes working with footnotes and endnotes a breeze. Not only are they easy to insert, but Word also keeps track of the reference marks and updates the numbers (or whatever) automatically no matter where you insert new notes in the document.
Insert a Footnote or Endnote
A default footnote appears at the bottom of the current page and uses Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, and so on) as the reference marks. A default endnote appears at the end of the document and uses lowercase Roman numerals (i, ii, iii, and so on) as the reference marks.
- Position the insertion point where you want the footnote or endnote reference mark to appear.
- Click the References tab.
Click Insert Footnote. If you prefer to insert an endnote, click the Insert Endnote command, instead.
- Type your note text.
- To navigate footnotes or endnotes, click Next Footnote, and then click whether you want to see the next or previous footnote or endnote.