Footnotes and endnotes are used in printed documents to explain, comment on, or provide references for text in a document. You might use footnotes for detailed comments and endnotes for citation of sources.
Footnote and endnote reference marks
A footnote or an endnote consists of two linked parts — the note reference mark (note reference mark: A number, character, or combination of characters that indicates that additional information is contained in a footnote or endnote.) and the corresponding note text.
You can add note text of any length and format note text just as you would any other text. You can customize note separators, the lines that separate the document text from the note text.
Viewing and printing footnotes and endnotes
Footnotes and endnotes on a Web page
How-to information Find links to more information about adding footnotes and endnotes under See Also, which is visible when you are connected to the Internet.