- Click where you want the reference located.
- On the Insert menu, point to Reference, and then click Cross-reference.
- In the Reference type box, click Footnote or Endnote.
- In the For which box, click the note to which you want to refer.
- In the Insert reference to box, click Footnote number or Endnote number.
- Click Insert, and then click Close.
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.) is inserted as unformatted text rather than as superscript (superscript: Describes text that is slightly higher than other text on a line, such as a footnote reference mark.).
Format the note reference mark as superscript
Note The new number that Microsoft Word inserts is actually a cross-reference to the original reference mark. If you add, delete, or move a note, Word updates the cross-reference number when you print the document or when you select the cross-reference number and then press F9. If you have trouble selecting the cross-reference number by itself, try selecting some surrounding text along with it, and then press F9.