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: Formatting Footnotes and Endnotes.

Formatting Footnotes and Endnotes

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated August 9, 2022)

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You can format footnotes and endnotes in the same manner in which you format regular text. If you have a large number of notes in your text, however, it could get tedious to manually format every one. Instead, consider changing the styles that Word automatically applies to footnotes and endnotes.

When you add your first footnote to a document, Word automatically creates a style called Footnote Text. Similarly, the addition of your first endnote creates the Endnote Text style. Change these styles according to your needs, and you footnotes and endnotes will look great.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (1374) 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: Formatting Footnotes and Endnotes.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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What is 1 + 8?

2016-08-18 10:12:28

Abi

Hello.

In word 2011 for mac, I copied text from one file to the other. In the original file, the references appeared with Arabic numerals (1,2,3), but in the new file they appear as Roman numerals (i, ii, iii). How do I change them back to Roman numerals for the entire document?

A related problem is that when you paste, the usual button that allows you to select how to format the pasted text is gone.

Thanks


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