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: Searching for Footnote and Endnote Marks.

Searching for Footnote and Endnote Marks

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated March 10, 2018)

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If you don't know where a footnote or endnote reference is located in your document, you can use Word's powerful searching capabilities to find automatic footnote references. To search for a footnote, follow these steps:

  1. Press Ctrl+F to display the Find tab of the Find and Replace dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  2. Figure 1. The Find tab of the Find and Replace dialog box.

  3. In the Find What box, enter the text for which you want to search. To search for a footnote mark, enter ^f. To search for an endnote mark, instead enter ^e.
  4. Set other searching parameters, as desired.
  5. Click on Find Next.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (1919) 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: Searching for Footnote and Endnote Marks.

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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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2020-10-06 04:06:54

g

Dan, I don't understand exactly what your issue is, but perhaps the Word function to convert your endnotes to footnotes would help?
g


2020-10-05 14:51:24

Dan Appel

Allen,

I am trying to format a very long document I have written for Kindle via Word (Which is what their Kindle Create prefers.) In order to do that, I had to get a file from InDesign to Word. The recommendation from Adobe is to save it as a PDF and then import the PDF into Word. That seemed to work, but as I have attempted to then format the document and to turn the endnotes into the hyperlinks Kindle wants for footnotes, I have discovered that Word does not recognize the Endnote numbers so I have no way to connect them. I have tried almost every search configuration I can think of or discover, and Word will just not find/recognize them.I have almost 1000 endnotes. To go through and find where they all are in the document and then re-enter them would be a herculean task.

Is there any way I can solve this dilemma?

Thank you in advance for your help.

Sincerely,

Dan M. Appel


2019-09-05 09:09:17

g

Hi!
If I launch a Find operation for ^f, it finds BOTH footnote references within the main body AND footnote numbers at the bottom of the pages .
How can I find only either of the two?
Thank you!


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