by Allen Wyatt
(last updated October 10, 2020)
Gayle edits scientific reports and proposals at her company. Due to page-count issues, she often inserts figure captions into text boxes to place them next to the figure (to save space). She is not able to insert endnote references into the text boxes, but would like to.
Word does not allow the insertion of either footnotes or endnotes into text boxes. You can, however, insert them into frames. A frame is a document object that has been around since the very earliest days of Word, but they received less and less attention since the introduction of text boxes. In many ways they are very similar to text boxes, but there are some differences (such as how they handle endnotes).
To convert a text box to a frame, simply
Figure 1. The Text Box tab of the Format Text Box dialog box.
Now you can insert your desired endnotes into the frame with no problem.
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