Footnote Tips

By ILTA Tips posted 06-15-2015 00:00



Changing Footnote Numbering

Word allows you to specify both a starting footnote number and whether the numbering is continuous or starts over with each new section or new page in a document.

1.         Click on the References tab.

2.         Click on the dialog box launcher in the bottom-right corner of the Footnotes group to display the Footnote and Endnote dialog box.

3.         Click on Footnotes.

4.         Change the Start At value to the beginning footnote number.

5.         Choose Continuous, Restart each section or Restart each page from the Numbering drop-down list to indicate how to count the footnotes.

Click on Apply. Then click on Cancel or click on Insert to add a footnote mark at the current document location.


Another Footnote tip.....Cross referencing footnotes....

 1. Place the cursor where the original footnote needs to be placed

2. Select the 'References' ribbon

3. Select the 'Insert Footnote' button and enter in the footnote information

4. Place the cursor where the second footnote needs to be placed

5. Select the 'References' ribbon

6. Select 'cross-references'

7. Under 'Reference type' select 'Footnote'

8. Under 'Insert reference to' select 'Footnote number (formatted)'

9. Under 'For which footnote' select the appropriate footnote you need to cross reference

10. Click 'Insert'

11.  Format the footnote as superscript.