Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Office 365. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Inserting Endnotes.

Inserting Endnotes

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated April 17, 2021)

Endnotes are printed references placed at the end of a section or the document. If you want to insert an endnote in your document, follow these steps:

  1. Position the insertion point where you want the endnote mark to be located.
  2. Display the References tab of the ribbon.
  3. Click the Insert Endnote tool, in the Footnotes group.
  4. An endnote mark appears in your document and the insertion point moves to the page where the endnotes will appear. (This is often the end of the document but may be different based on how you've configured Word to handle endnotes in your document.)
  5. Enter your endnote, formatting it as you would any other text in your document.
  6. Continue editing your document as you normally would.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (752) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Office 365. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Inserting Endnotes.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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