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How to Use Footnote in Microsoft Word 2010

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Usually, a footnote is a sort of note that you have seen right at the bottom of a page. Authors and writers use footnote in order to cite publications of other writers and authors in their own document.

Here you will learn about how to use footnotes in Word 2010.

1) In order to include a footnote in your Microsoft word 2010 document , you need to place your mouse cursor right at that point in your document, where you want to include footnote. Then you need to click on reference tab, and further click on “insert footnote” button.

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2) Microsoft word 2010 can assign a number along with a line separator automatically at the bottom of your page when you include a footnote.

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3) Besides, of having reference point in your document, a single footnote will also be marked as a superscript number in your document.

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4) In order to see footnote, you need to place your mouse cursor for few seconds on each footnote. Further, you can navigate from one to another footnote by clicking on the “next footnote” button right in the reference tab.

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5) In the reference tab, you can find small arrow icon as shown in below screen shot, so by clicking this arrow you can insert custom footnote format.

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6) You can use types of special characters and number format as well in your footnote.

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7) In addition, you have the option to convert your existing footnotes into the endnotes by just clicking on the “endnotes” button under the “location” section.

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8 ) Word 2010 maintains a list of footnotes in your document in the form of ‘cross-reference’ list as shown below screen shot.

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9) You can also reuse a particular footnote around other places in your document as shown in below screen shot.

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Therefore, you have successfully learned how to create footnote in Microsoft Word 2010.

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