How to Edit Footnotes in Word 2007

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How to Edit Footnotes in Word 2007
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You can enter footnotes in Microsoft Word 2007 by clicking "Insert Footnote" under the "References" tab. Microsoft Word automatically inserts footnotes at the bottom of each page underneath the separator line and renumbers existing footnotes if you insert new footnotes out of order. You can edit other aspects of the footnotes, including the footnote text, location and numbering.

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  1. 1

    Select "Print Layout" from the "View" tab if you cannot see the footnotes.

  2. 2

    Double-click a footnote reference in the body of the document to go to and edit the footnote text.

  3. 3

    Click "Footnotes" under the "References" tab to launch the Footnote and Endnote dialogue box. Change the number format (Arabic numerals, Roman numerals, symbols, etc.), starting number and numbering scheme (continuous, or starting over at certain points). Click "Apply" to save the changes.

  4. 4

    Open the Footnote and Endnote dialogue box and select the "Footnote" radio button under "Location." Choose a location on the page from the drop-down menu, then click "Apply" to save the changes.

  5. 5

    Click "Show Notes" under the "References" tab. Click "Footnote Continuation Notice" to edit the text that appears if a footnote is too long to fit on one page.

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