In this article, we will learn how to add Footnote or Endnote in Microsoft Word. This feature lets us explain a text at the bottom of a page. Footnotes and endnotes work the same, but they have a few differences. One difference is that Footnotes appear at the bottom of a page, but Endnotes appear at the end of a section(we will cover it in the following sections).
In this article, we will explain everything about Footnotes and Endnotes in Microsoft Word.
- Insert Footnotes in Word
- Insert Endnotes in Word
- What is the shortcut for Footnote and Endnote?
- How to customize Footnotes or Endnotes
- What is the difference between footnotes and endnotes?
- Where is a Footnote placed in Word?
Insert Footnotes in Word
Path: select the text that you want to create a Footnote for it > go to the References tab > click on the “Footnote”
Microsoft Word will automatically insert a number beside the text, and also, at the bottom of your page, you can see the Footnote be created too.
So now, find the number in the Footnote and write anything you want.
Insert Endnotes in Word
Path: select the text that you want to create a Footnote for it > go to the References tab > click on the “Endnote”
Same as before, it will automatically be created, but it appears at the end of a section.
What is the shortcut for Footnote and Endnote?
In some of Word’s versions, the shortcut for creating an endnote is:
Windows: Ctrl + Alt + E
Mac : Command + Option + E
How to customize Footnotes or Endnotes
The Properties of the Footnote and Endnote are the same.
Path: go to the References tab > in the Footnote Group > click on the arrow at the bottom of the Group
The “Footnote and Endnote” box will appear, which lets you customize your display of Footnotes and Endnotes.
Location: in this section, you can see two radio buttons. You can change the place where the Footnotes or Endnotes appear.
Footnote layout: in this section, there is one option that lets you change the column format for the footnotes. (it just works for footnotes)
Format: Depending on your need, you can customize the format of a Footnote or Endnote.
What is the difference between footnotes and endnotes?
To answer this question, we must know what Footnotes and Endnotes are. as Microsoft Word says :
Add a note at the bottom of the page providing more info about something in your document.
Add a note, like a comment or citation, providing more info about something in your document. Superscript numbers referring to endnotes are added to your text.
Footnotes are a description for a Specialized word(like a name of science ) that appears at the bottom of a page where the referenced Word exists.
But Endnotes appear at the end of a section. The Footnote doesn’t stay on the page where the referenced Word exists; it will appear where the section ends, like at the end of a book.
FAQ about Footnotes and Endnotes
As previously mentioned, Footnotes are placed at the bottom of a page.
If you have any questions, you can ask them in the comments. Or if you know something more, we will be happy if you tell us in the comments.😊