Word 2016 Footnote Tutorial

In Microsoft Word, you can use footnotes and endnotes in your document to explain, comment on, or provide references to something you’ve mentioned in the document. There is a difference between a footnote and an endnote: footnotes usually appear at the bottom of the page whereas endnotes appear at the end of the document or section.

1. Place the cursor where you want the footnote to appear in the document.
2. Click References > Insert Footnote (in the Footnotes group)
3. The empty footnote will be inserted at the bottom of the page. Simply start typing to add your text to the footnote.
4. When you have finished typing the footnote, click anywhere else in the document.
5. Notice how the footnote above is labelled with a “1”. There is a matching “1” in the document text, where you placed the cursor when you clicked Insert Footnote.
6. Each time you add a new footnote, the number gets incremented, so the reader will always be able to match up the right footnote to the right piece of text.
7. To return to the referenced text, double click on the number in the footnote.