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Create footnotes and endnotes

Giving credit for sources is easily done with footnotes and endnotes
Learn how to add footnotes and endnotes to Microsoft Word documents. Also learn how to convert footnotes to endnotes and vice versa, move or copy notes, delete notes, and customize the number format for the note reference marks.

About this course

This course includes:

  • Two self-paced lessons and two practice sessions for hands-on experience.
  • A short test at the end of each lesson; tests are not scored.
  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Add footnotes and endnotes.
  • Delete footnotes and endnotes.
  • Customize footnotes and endnotes.

Footnotes and endnotes are used in documents and books to show the source of borrowed material or to enter explanatory or supplementary information. Footnotes go at the bottom of a page and endnotes are placed at the end of a document. This course shows you what you need to know to be a footnote and endnote whiz.

To learn more about this course, read the overview in the center of this page or the table of contents in the left column. Then click Next to start the first lesson.

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