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Making it easier to add footnotes

If you are using Chicago Footnote style, jumping back and forth between the References toolbar (to add a footnote) and the EndNote toolbar (to add a citation) is not very productive.

You can add a Quick Access icon for adding a footnote, and stay on the EndNote toolbar when writing.

In Word, click the Customize Quick Access Toolbar icon at the top of Word.

Click on More Commands.

screenshot indicating Customize icon and More Commands option on drop-down menu

In the command list, scroll down until you find Footnote.

Click once on Footnote to highlight it.

Click on the Add button.

Click OK.

sceenshot showing the steps to add the Footnote icon to the toolbar

Word will now have a Quick Access icon for adding a Word footnote.

  1. Place (or leave) your cursor where you want to add a footnote
  2. Click the footnote icon in the Quick Access toolbar.
  3. Word will automatically add an in-text number and place your cursor in the new footnote
  4. use the EndNote toolbar to find and add a citation
screenshot showing numbered steps for adding a footnote and inserting a citation