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: Converting Footnotes to Endnotes.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated November 7, 2015)
Footnotes and endnotes are an important part of many documents. If you have a document that includes many footnotes, you may need to convert all those footnotes to endnotes. This is a common occurrence to meet the needs of different audiences—some prefer footnotes and some prefer endnotes.
To convert all your footnotes to endnotes, follow these steps if you are using Word 2002 or Word 2003:
Figure 1. The Footnote and Endnote dialog box.
Figure 2. The Convert Notes dialog box.
If you are using Word 97 or Word 2000, follow these steps instead:
At this point all your footnotes are dutifully converted to endnotes and your entire document is repaginated to reflect the change in layout.
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (8613) 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: Converting Footnotes to Endnotes.
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