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Microsoft Word 2010 and 2013: Footnotes and Endnotes

This guide is based on a similar guide from the University of Michigan Libraries. See attribution box at the bottom of the page for more information.

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Footnotes and Endnotes

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

  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.

Info on footnotes in MLA from Purdue's OWL

Info on footnotes in APA from Purdue's OWL

Attribution and Thanks

The information provided in this guide is based upon a guide created by the University of Michigan Libraries.  They have graciously made their guide available under a Creative Commons License 4.0.  Please click the link to visit the UofM original.