Convert footnotes to endnotes and vice versa

After you insert footnotes in a document, you can change them to endnotes, and vice versa.

What do you want to do?

Convert one or more notes to footnotes or endnotes

  1. Be sure you are in Draft view (click Draft on the status bar).
  2. On the References tab, in the Footnotes group, click Show Notes.

Word Ribbon Image

If your document contains both footnotes and endnotes, a message appears. Click View footnote area or View endnote area, depending on whether you want to convert footnotes or endnotes, and then click OK.

  1. Select the number of the note or notes that you want to convert, and then right-click.
  2. Click Convert to Footnote or Convert to Endnote.

Convert all notes to footnotes or endnotes

  1. On the References tab, click the Footnote & Endnote Dialog Box Launcher.
  1. Click Convert.
  2. Click the option that you want, and then click OK.
  3. Click Close.
Applies to:
Word 2007