Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007 and 2010. 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: Adding Information after the Endnotes.

Adding Information after the Endnotes

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated February 2, 2015)

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Linda knows how to add endnotes to the end of a document. What she wants to do, however, is to add a page after the endnotes in order to add additional references that need to be included with her document.

The way to do this is fairly simple in Word. By default, endnotes are placed at the end of the document in which they occur. You can, however, specify where you want endnotes to appear. You have two choices: end of the document (the default) and end of the section.

What this means is that you can add a next page section break after the end of your document's body, and then add to the new section (the part after the section break) the information you want after the endnotes. Then, follow these steps:

  1. Position the insertion point within the section that contains your endnotes (the main body of your document).
  2. Make sure the References tab of the ribbon is displayed.
  3. Click the small icon at the bottom-right of the Footnotes group. Word displays the Footnote and Endnote dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  4. Figure 1. The Footnote and Endnote dialog box.

  5. Click the Endnotes radio button.
  6. Using the drop-down list to the right of the Endnotes radio button, choose End of Section.
  7. Click the Apply button.
  8. Click Cancel to close the Footnote and Endnote dialog box.

After this change, the endnotes should appear just before the section break, and right before the additional reference items needed in the document.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (6034) applies to Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Adding Information after the Endnotes.

Author Bio

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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2017-02-13 13:29:56

Maria Roof

This still treats the additional material as endnotes = some of the normal Word functions do not work; there is a line at the top of all the additional pages. What is needed is a way to mark a section of the paper as ENDNOTES and not have that interfere with the previous and following sections. What you have described "grabs" the following material and treats it as endnotes. Is there a way to start a NEW section after the ENDNOTES that is not treated as ENDNOTES?


2017-01-16 14:32:07

Dr. Vince Moses

Hi Allen,

I have a book manuscript in Word 10, and created an index for it, but the index wound up appearing ahead of the endnotes and bibliography. Will this tip help me correct that error? I really need to get the index in the right place before I submit the manuscript to the publisher

The endnotes and biblio have a line that appears on all the pages. Does that mean they are in a section break? If so, how can I cut and paste the Index to the end og the document? It won't let me do it now. I get an error message saying that material can't be placed there.

Thanks for your help.

Vince


2016-08-16 14:45:35

Stephen Gray

Almost every book has the index(es) last, after the endnotes. Why doesn't Word default to this? On a slightly different subject, when Word puts up a 2-page display, why don't the odd-numbered pages appear on the right?


2016-08-15 08:44:14

Pamela Brink

Following your instruction on how to add pages after the end notes, my end notes disappeared.


2015-12-10 00:43:33

William D. O\'Neil

Utterly useless for a document that contains multiple text sections, such as a thesis or book.


2015-10-05 03:32:05

Clarence Washington

This works well if you only have endnotes for one section of a document. But if you have several chapters with the endnotes for all chapters at the end of the work--the additional information? The additional information will appear after the last chapter endnotes and the other end notes will then be placed after the end of their appropriate chapters--instead of the end of the document.


2015-09-14 07:08:45

Elena

Hi, please help as urgently need to finish editing the book manuscript.

I need to insert the bibliography after the endnotes in word 10 but still keep the endnotes in the end of the document - not after each section.

I tried to follow the tip above but in my document the endnotes appear after each section then and not before the bibliography as needed. Many thanks, have a good day


2015-06-14 09:15:19

Justin Wigard

Pete Brazier (and Chris for noting the issue as well), you've saved my life. I've got about 24 hours left before I turn in my thesis, and I was running into some pretty frustrating issues because of the lack of section break.

In short: thank you all!


2015-04-06 18:17:20

Cynthia

Well, I tried this trick on another document and it did not work. Sigh.


2015-04-04 18:26:18

Cynthia

Thank you. You are a lifesaver. I've been struggling with this for ages.


2015-03-07 17:03:43

Pete Brazier

The description is almost accurate but it neglects to say, if there aren't any section breaks already in your document you will need to insert one where you want the end notes to be. The section break options are on the 'page layout' ribbon in the 'page setup' group. Click on 'breaks' for options.


2015-03-03 09:59:44

Jenna

This is absolutely no help to me. I tried doing what Francie described, but it didn't get me anywhere.


2014-12-14 22:09:47

Michael DeWeert

This worked for me and saved me a lot of frustration when I was preparing a manuscript to fit a scientific journal's rather picky specifications for final submissions. I was using Windows 7 and Word 2010.


2014-09-30 22:27:18

jack

horrible description. no help


2014-09-24 10:27:35

Francie

Worked like a charm for me! Key was to insert section break starting on next page a couple of lines following end of main text, then position cursor immediately following the main text before open endnote/footnote dialogue box and applying.


2014-09-13 14:20:10

Chris

The author forgot to explain how to add a section break.


2014-05-26 17:06:00

Paul

didn't work for me either. I try to put the mouse after the endnotes to add my references but I am still in endnote world.


2012-04-03 16:49:15

Lindsay

This is NOT working for me on Word for Mac 2011. SO frustrating!!


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