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Formatting Theses & Dissertations using Word 2010: Footnotes and Endnotes

Inserting Footnotes and Endnotes

You can insert footnotes or endnotes as needed into your dissertation.

  1. Put your cursor where you want to insert your new footnote or endnote.
  2. On the References Ribbon, in the Footnotes Group, click either the Insert Footnote or Insert Endnote icon.
  3. To adjust the settings of your footnote, including the numbering style, when to start and stop the numbering of your notes, etc., click on the Expand icon in the Footnotes Group of the References Ribbon.
    • You can have your footnotes and endnotes restart their numbering in each chapter.  To do this, each chapter will need to be its own section.  See Adding Page Numbers for more information on creating sections. Remember, too, that you can format the style of your endnote/footnote as discussed in the Modifying a Style section.