How do I insert footnotes into Microsoft Word documents?

  • Position your cursor where you want the superscripted number to appear i.e. according to the referencing style you are using
  • Click the References tab
  • Click Insert Footnote from the footnotes section
  • The superscripted number e.g. 1 will appear where you had positioned your cursor and your cursor will now have moved to the footnote location at the end of the page
  • Type in your bibliographic reference
  • When you have finished, click back into the body of your document to continue writing
  • Save your document
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