Section Breaks 6 – Footnotes

Section Breaks, Part 6

How to restart footnotes at 1 in each section

In Word, if your document has 12 footnotes, they are numbered from 1 to 12 by default – but you can change the way they are numbered. Word allows you to specify both a starting footnote number and whether the numbering restarts in each new section of your document. This is how you make the changes:

  1. Select the References tab on the ribbon.
  2. Go to the Footnotes group and click the small downward-pointing arrow at the bottom-right corner (called the dialog box launcher), as shown below.
  3. Word launches the Footnote and Endnote dialog box, shown below with the default options.
  4. Make sure the Footnotes radio button is selected.
  5. Change the Start At value to reflect where you want Word to start numbering.
  6. Change the Numbering dropdown to reflect how you want Word to count your footnotes.
  7. If you are setting things up for future footnotes, click on the Apply button and then the Cancel button, otherwise click the Insert button to add a footnote mark at the current document location.

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