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Topic 7: Reading Supports
Footnotes and Endnotes Page 1

Objectives Associated with this Activity

  • 7.2 Participants will be able to insert footnotes or endnotes to provide on-screen assistance to students.

Estimated Time to complete: 15 minutes

Open a Word Document

Use footnotes or Endnotes to clarify instuctions, provide a defintion and even give helpful hints. 
* Footnotes and endnotes do not work in text boxes
* Footnotes appear at the bottom of the page, while endnotes appear to at the end of the document
    a. Click at the end of the text where you would like to add a footnote or endnote. 
    b. Drag down the Insert menu to Footnote or Endnote. In XP go to the Insert menu, to Reference then to Footnote
    c. At the footnote window choose either Footnote or Endnote and click OK. A tiny number will appear after the word. 
    d. Scroll down to the end of the page or document and type the defintion or directions next to the matching number. 
    e. When the student places their mouse on the tiny number by the text the typed defintion will pop up. 
    f. To remove a footnote highlight over the number and press delete.

Footnote menu screen shot

*Macintosh Version, Under the Insert menu choose Footnote. Then choose whether you want a footnote or endnote.

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