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How to Insert Footnotes in Microsoft Word

When you are reading an article or a story, sometimes you see a number that appears on top of a single word linked to some information or a URL. Those are called footnotes. They are necessary when you have to cite a source and give additional information about data in your document. Here’s how to add them in Microsoft Word.

Open the document you want to add footnotes. Now, click on the word or phrase in the document where you want to place a footnote. Click the Reference tab.

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Click on Insert Footnote. Add the information to the footnote and click anywhere on the document. Each footnote is given a specific number right next to each reference point.

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When you will place your cursor on the footnote for few seconds, it will display the footnote in the document.

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Word also lets you customize the placement and format of the footnote. Click on the small arrow in the footnotes section.

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A new dialogue box will appear where you can customize the footnotes, change, placement, numbering format and more.

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