Convert footnotes to endnotes in Word 2016

Applies To: Word 2016 for Mac (for Windows, the controls can also be found in References tab ribbon)

If you want to change the footnotes and endnotes you inserted to a different kind of note, you can convert them.

  • To change a footnote to an endnote, Control + Click the footnote text and click Convert to Endnote.

  • To change an endnote to a footnote, Control + Click the endnote text and click Convert to Footnote.

  • To convert a group of footnotes or endnotes, select them before you Control + Click.

Convert all footnotes or endnotes

  1. To see all your footnotes or endnotes at once, click View > Draft, and then click References > Show Notes.

  2. In the Notes pane at the bottom of the document, click the arrow next to Footnotes, click All Footnotes or All Endnotes, and then Control + Click the footnotes or endnotes you want to convert.

 

Add footnotes and endnotes in Word 2016 

Applies To: Word 2016 for Mac (for Windows, the controls can also be found in References tab ribbon)

You can use footnotes and endnotes in documents to explain, comment on, or provide references to something you've mentioned in your document. Usually, footnotes appear at the bottom of the page and endnotes come at the end of the document or section.

Add a footnote

1. Click where you want to add a footnote.

2. Click References > Insert Footnote.

Word inserts a reference mark in the text and adds the footnote mark at the bottom of the page.

3. Type the footnote text.

TIP:  To return to your place in your document, double-click the footnote mark.

Add an endnote

1. Click where you want to add an endnote.

2. Click References > Insert Endnote.

Word inserts a reference mark in the text and adds the endnote mark at the end of the document.

3. Type the endnote text.

TIP:  To return to your place in your document, double-click the endnote mark.

Customize footnotes and endnotes

After you add your footnotes and endnotes, you can change the way they appear. For example, you can change the number format or where they show up in your document.

1. On the Insert menu, click Footnote to open the Footnote and Endnote box.

2. In the Footnote and Endnote box, select the options you want.

Choose where you want to apply the changes—the whole document or the section you’re in— and then click Insert.

TIP: To restart footnote or endnote numbering at the beginning of each section, in the Footnote and Endnotebox, click Footnotes orEndnotes, and in Numbering, click Restart each section.

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