Footnotes and Endnotes

Footnotes and Endnotes are basically references to additional information found on the bottom of the document. Footnotes appear at the bottom of the page on which they are referenced. Endnotes are collected at the end of a document.

The text shown in the image below has two references, numbered 1 and 2, with footnotes displayed at the bottom of the page.

Footnoted vs Endnotes

If you have a very long piece of text to enter, it might be more appropriate to add this as an endnote. Similarly with references, where the reader is more likely to need this information after they have read your paper, these should be added as endnotes.

Inserting footnotes or endnotes

To insert a footnote or endnote:

  1. Click right next to the text you want to reference.
  2. Click the footnote or endnote  button from the Standard toolbar.
  3. The cursor will be moved to the footnote or endnote area, prompting you to type the text.

Now the reference will appear on your text with an number. You can also use the number as a link to the footnote or endnote.

Delete footnotes and endnotes

To delete simply delete the reference number inside your document , not the actual footnote or endnote area.

Last modified: Monday, 12 March 2018, 10:50 PM