Published On: Wed, Jun 13th, 2012

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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  1. Hi, I am writing a paper, and the university requires a certain format. Namely, if there are more than one endnote associated with a sentence, then there should be a range of endnotes given. For example: “John Doe wrote about how to make a perpetual motion machine [3-5].” Then the endnotes 3-5 will be bibliographic references to John Doe writing about this subject. This situation comes up frequently, so maybe Word can do it. look forward to your answer, Greg

  2. Nicolas B. says:

    But the second note call is not like the first one.

    The result is crappy.

    And the note call does not even link to the note, it links to the first note call.

    It is funny how Micro$oft manages to transform so simple things into so crappy features.

  3. Nicolas B. says:

    “Your comment is awaiting moderation.”

    Oh yes, some moderation. Only tepid ideas, please. :-/ And so great the censorship !

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