Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Converting footnotes to endnotes

Here's the editor at work.

In one MS Word document I was working on this afternoon, I had to change footnotes at the bottom of each page to endnotes, which would appear at the end of the document. It's not difficult at all to do that in Word, but there was one glitch, the endnote numbers changed to Roman (i, ii, iii...) from Arabic (1, 2, 3...). So there was an additional set of steps to ensure the numbers remain the same.
  1. Right click on any footnote anywhere in the document.
  2. Select Note Options… from the drop-down list.
  3. In the dialogue box, click on Convert… button.
  4. A small dialogue box will appear with one of the three options highlighted. For our purpose, it will be Convert all footnotes to endnotes. Click OK.
  5. Click Close.

That's it! But, in case you want Arabic and not Roman numerals for your endnotes,

  1. Right click on any of the endnotes.
  2. Select Note Options… from the drop-down list
  3. In the dialogue box, change Number format: to 1, 2, 3… Click Apply

Documenting my great rediscovery for posterity.

Disclaimer: I work with MS Office 2003, so it might be useless for those working on advanced versions.


Iris said...

Helpful information!

I also want to know how to insert memo, etc. when it comes to editing.

Think about it someday. : )

Charles said...

Hey Ashish, that was quite helpful.. You remember, you had helped me earlier with Gujarati blog... That time I was using XP, now I am using Windows-7, so Gujarati fonts are lost and I am not able to do much on the blog. Can you please guide me in inserting those Gujarati fonts again?