To number notes sequentially from one document to another, you must set the starting number of notes for each document.
- On the Insert menu, point to Reference, and then click Footnote.
- In the Start at box, enter the starting number you want.
- In the Numbering box, click Continuous.
- Click Insert.
Note Microsoft Word automatically numbers the notes sequentially from one document to another if the documents are part of a master document (master document: A "container" for a set of separate files (or subdocuments). You can use a master document to set up and manage a multipart document, such as a book with several chapters.) or if you've used the INCLUDETEXT field to connect the documents.