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How to convert footnotes to endnotes in Microsoft Word

You can convert an individual footnote into an endnote or restore all your footnotes into endnotes simultaneously.

Converting individual footnotes to endnotes

1.    Open your Word document

Open the document with the footnotes that you want to convert to endnotes.

Ensure that your document is in the print layout view.

If your document is short, you can scroll to the footnote that you want to convert and leave the clicker there.

2.    Go to the references ribbon

Select ‘show notes’ in the footnotes group.

A dialog box will pop up, and from it, select ‘view footnote area.’

Click OK

Note: You will not see this dialog box if your document has only footnotes or only endnotes.

3.    Go back to the references bar

In the show notes column, select ‘next footnote’ repeatedly until you come to the footnote that you want to convert into an endnote.

Alternatively, in the show notes column, select the arrow next to ‘next footnote’ and choose an option from the dropdown menu to navigate to the desired note.

Once you have arrived at the note, right-click on it and select ‘convert to endnote’ from the list that appears.



Converting all footnotes to endnotes simultaneously

1.    Go to the references ribbon at the top of the screen

Select the footnote and endnote dialog box launcher. It is the arrow in the bottom left corner of the second column.

2.    Select convert

A dialog box will show up after clicking on the dialog box launcher. From it, select ‘convert.’

3.    Convert all footnotes to endnotes

Another dialog box will pop up called the convert notes dialog box. From it, select ‘convert all footnotes to endnotes.

Click OK

All your footnotes will automatically be converted into endnotes.



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