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: Selectively Changing Endnotes to Footnotes.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated February 18, 2017)
Don knows how to convert all of his endnotes to footnotes. He doesn't want to change them all, however; he only wants to change some of them. He wonders if there is a way to "step through" endnotes and decide, on a note-by-note basis, if it should be changed to a footnote.
There is no feature in Word that works as you describe, but there is a different approach you can use to selectively make the changes. Follow these steps:
Interestingly enough, this is one instance in which Word is consistent—you can follow the same procedure to also convert individual footnotes to endnotes.
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (11198) 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: Selectively Changing Endnotes to Footnotes.
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