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How to Use Footnote and Endnote in Documents with Writer 2013

Footnotes and endnotes are used to provide modifications, comments, and references for a written document. Footnotes are located at the bottom of the current page or below the text, explaining what the text means or add further details, while endnotes are references located at the end of a document.

A footnote or an endnote contains two related parts: the note reference mark and the corresponding note text. The note reference mark appears both in the document and in the note area. You can enter note text of any length.

Insert footnote and endnote
Edit footnote and endnote
Convert footnote and endnote
Locate footnote and endnote

Insert Footnotes and Endnotes

The steps are as below:

Step 1 Place the insertion point to the place where you want the footnote or endnote mark to be located.

Step 2 Open the References tab and click the Insert Footnote/Endnote icon. The Footnote and Endnote dialogue box will open and show as below:

insert footnote and endnote

Figure 1 The Footnote and Endnote dialogue box

Step 3 If you want to insert a footnote, select the Footnotes option and choose the location of the footnote as Bottom of page or Below text.

Step 4 If you want to insert an endnote, select the Endnotes option and choose the location of the endnote as End of document or End of Section.

Step 5 Open the Number format drop-down list in the Format section and select a number format.

Step 6 Enter the starting number in the Start at box.

Step 7 Select either Continuous, Restart each section, and Restart each page options in the Numbering drop-down list.

Step 8 You can also enter a symbol in the Custom mark section or click the Symbol button and select a special symbol in the Symbol dialogue box.

Step 9 Click the Insert button to complete the insertion of the footnote or endnote.

Enter the text into the footnote or endnote at the bottom of the page. See below:

insert footnote and endnote

Figure 2 The effect of footnote

Edit Footnotes and Endnotes

If you want to move the footnote or endnote:

Step 1 Select the the footnote or endnote.

Step 2 Move the cursor over the note and hold the left mouse button. Drag the note to the new location, then release the button.

Tips: You can also use the Cut and Paste command to move the footnote and endnote.

If you want to copy the footnote or endnote:

Step 1 Select the the footnote or endnote.

Step 2 Move the cursor over the note and hold the <Ctrl> key while dragging the mouse. You can then copy the note to a new location, and insert text into the note area.

Tips: You can also use the Copy and Paste command to copy the footnote or endnote.

To delete a footnote or an endnote, select it and then press the <Delete> key. You should also delete the note reference mark in the document so that the other reference numbers can update accordingly.

Tips: To see the contents of a footnote or an endnote, double-click on the reference mark.

Convert Footnotes and Endnotes

Footnotes can be converted into endnotes, and vice versa. To do this, follow the steps below:

Step 1 Right-click the footnote or endnote.

Step 2 Open the context menu and select the Convert to Endnote or Convert to Footnote option:

convert footnote and endnote

Figure 3 Convert footnotes and endnotes

Locate Footnotes/Endnotes

To locate a footnote or an endnote, follow the steps below:

Step 1 Place the cursor in the text which includes the footnote or endnote.

Step 2 Open the References tab and click the Next Footnote/Endnote icon. The View Footnote dialogue box will then open and show as below:

locate footnote and endnote

Figure 4 The View Footnotes dialogue box

Step 3 Select either View footnote area or View endnote area and click the OK button. You can then locate the footnotes or endnotes in the document.