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Welcome to Lesson 6 of the Advanced Microsoft Word Tutorial. In this lesson we will cover Footnotes Part 1. I hope you enjoy the lesson.

Footnotes and Endnotes

Step 1: Overview

If you are writing a research paper, chances are you need footnotes in your document. This tutorial explains how to work with footnotes in your document.

Step 2: The Footnotes Dialog

Click Insert and select Footnote. The Footnote and Endnote dialog opens.

Step 3:Selecting Placement

Select whether you want to add a footnote or an endnote by clicking the appropriate Option button

Step 4: Selecting a Numbering Style

You can let Word number the footnote automatically in numerical order or you can define a custom style or symbol system. Click on the option button next to the selection you wish to use. In most cases, AutoNumber works fine. This way, if you insert or delete footnotes, Word renumbers them automatically.

Step 5: Using a Symbol

If you choose to go with a custom mark such as asterisk (*), rather than AutoNumber, you can enter it yourself or click the Symbol button to access the Symbol dialog.

Step 6: Selecting a Symbol

Select a symbol or click the Font drop-down list at the top of the dialog box to change the list of symbols. When you locate the one you want, click it, and then click OK. You return to the Footnote and Endnote dialog box and the symbol you selected appears in the Custom Mark box.

Step 7: Exiting the Footnote Dialog

When you are finished, click Insert to return the document. Word inserts a superscript footnote marker (a number or symbol, depending on your choice) at the placement of the cursor.