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Adding Information after the Endnotes

Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Adding Information after the Endnotes.

Linda knows how to add endnotes to the end of a document. What she wants to do, however, is to add a page after the endnotes in order to add additional references that need to be included with her document.

The way to do this is fairly simple in Word. By default, endnotes are placed at the end of the document in which they occur. You can, however, specify where you want endnotes to appear. You have two choices: end of the document (the default) and end of the section.

What this means is that you can add a next page section break after the end of your document's body, and then add to the new section (the part after the section break) the information you want after the endnotes. Then, follow these steps if you are using Word 97 or Word 2000:

  1. Position the insertion point within the section that contains your endnotes (the main body of your document).
  2. Choose Footnote from the Insert menu. Word displays the Footnote and Endnote dialog box.
  3. Click the Options button. Word displays the Note Options dialog box.
  4. Make sure the All Endnotes tab is displayed.
  5. Using the Place At drop-down list, choose End of Section.
  6. Close all the open dialog boxes.

If you are using Word 2002 or Word 2003, follow these steps:

  1. Position the insertion point within the section that contains your endnotes (the main body of your document).
  2. Choose Reference from the Insert menu, and then choose Footnote from the resulting submenu. Word displays the Footnote and Endnote dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Footnote and Endnote dialog box.

  4. Click the Endnotes radio button.
  5. Using the drop-down list to the right of the Endnotes radio button, choose End of Section.
  6. Click the Apply button.
  7. Click Cancel to close the Footnote and Endnote dialog box.

After this change, the endnotes should appear just before the section break, and right before the additional reference items needed in the document.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (513) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Adding Information after the Endnotes.

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Freddy    21 Jun 2016, 13:15
Thanks JSayin, your instruction works! I am using the Microsoft Word 2013.
Marty    10 Jun 2016, 21:30
This does not work if the document has multiple sections. Then the only way to do it is to change the page numbers of what you want at the end (say the index), and save that part as a separate pdf, and then delete it and create a pdf of the rest of the document with the end note at the end where wrod puts them. Then paste the two pdfs together. It is clunky, but it can be done.
Stephen     08 Dec 2015, 10:50
In Microsoft Office Word 2010 I have a large document with 500 endnotes and I want my Bibliography to come after them; I have inserted a Section Break after the main document text but the Bibliography is still acting as if it is in the protected Endnote section. When you ‘hover’ over the last Endnote in the text, the boxed grey ‘tooltip’ not only has the endnote itself but the entire Bibliography as well! This is odd since I thought I had already inserted a break after the main text to separate the Endnotes from the ensuing Bibliography.

I’m puzzled.

Can anyone help?
JSayin    09 Aug 2015, 11:51
Click VIEW tab
Click DRAFT (hides the actual end notes)
Click CTRL+END to go to the end of the document
Click PAGE LAYOUT -- BREAKS -- SECTION BREAKS -- NEXT PAGE
Click REFERENCES tab
Click the dialog box in the FOOTNOTES area
Click ENDNOTES and change to END OF SECTION
Click APPLY
Click VIEW tab
Click PRINT LAYOUT
JSayin    09 Aug 2015, 11:50
The easiest instruction I found on how to do this was:

Click VIEW tab
Click DRAFT (hides the actual end notes)
Click CTRL+END to go to the end of the document
Click PAGE LAYOUT -- BREAKS -- SECTION BREAKS -- NEXT PAGE
Click REFERENCES tab
Click the dialog box in the FOOTNOTES area
Click ENDNOTES and change to END OF SECTION
Click APPLY
Click VIEW tab
Click PRINT LAYOUT
Tormod    31 May 2015, 06:36
Seems to me this would work only if you don't already have several sections in your document, as doing this would put endnotes at the end of each section—doesn't work if, say, you are writing a book with several chapters and want all the endnotes at the end of the book (but want a few pages after that for other things).

I ended up having two documents, one for the book and the endnotes, and another for the material I wanted after the endnotes. Then I exported both to .pdf and appended one to the other. A real pain in the posterior work-around, but at least better than being stuck with the limitations of the word processing software.
awyatt    04 Feb 2014, 07:43
You are correct, Ken. That's why this tip is plainly marked to work only with versions up through Word 2003. If you want instructions for later versions (including Word 2010), click the link that appears at the beginning and end of this tip.

-Allen
ken    04 Feb 2014, 05:08
If you are using Word2010 none of the above steps will work.
Megan Fitz    01 Jul 2012, 03:58
SO helpful! Thank you so much.
Patrick    28 Nov 2011, 06:50
I think you need also to change page configuration: there's an option there about changing footnotes from end of document to end of section.
Ellen Field    28 Nov 2011, 02:02
This does not work for me. It is not clear in any of the online instructions on this where to place the cursor, and my button becomes disabled. I am desperate; it is the very last thing in a two-year thesis. Pulling my hair out.
 
 

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