Modify Footnotes and Endnotes , After you insert a footnote or endnote, you can convert it to the other type of note.

You can convert either single note or all the notes in a document. By default, footnote reference marks use the 1, 2, 3 number format, and endnote reference marks use the i, ii, iii number format.

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The standard number formats available for both footnotes and endnotes include the following:

  • 1, 2, 3, …
  • a, b, c, …
  • A, B, C, …
  • i, ii, iii, …
  • I, II, III, …
  • *, †, ‡, §, …

You can optionally enter a custom reference mark or select one from the Symbol dialog box.

Number options include:

  • ContinuousModify Footnotes and Endnotes
  • Restart Each Section
  • Restart Each Page

The formatting of reference marks and note text depend on the current document theme. As with other document content, you can also manually format reference marks and note text.

To change the type of a single footnote or endnote

➜ Right-click the associated note and then click Convert to Endnote or Convert to Footnote.

To change the type of all footnotes or endnotes

  1. In the Footnote and Endnote dialog box, click the Convert button.
  2. In the Convert Notes dialog box, do any of the following, and then click OK:
    • Select Convert all footnotes to endnotes to have only endnotes in the document.
    • Select Convert all endnotes to footnotes to have only footnotes in the document.
    • Select Swap footnotes and endnotes to change both types.

To change the number format of footnotes or endnotes

  1. Ensure that no footnote or endnote is currently selected.
  2. In the Location area of the Footnote and Endnote tool window, click Footnotes or Endnotes to indicate the element you want to modify.
  3. In the Format area, in the Number format list, click the number format you want to use.
  4. With whole document shown in the Apply changes to box, click Apply to change all footnotes or endnotes to the new number format.

To manually format all reference marks or note text

  1. In the document text, select the reference mark for any footnote or endnote. Or Select the text of any footnote or endnote.
  2. On the Home tab, in the Editing group, click the Select button, and then click Select All Text with Similar Formatting.
  3. Apply the formatting you want.

To remove a footnote or endnote from a document

➜ Delete the reference mark.