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How to Insert Endnotes in WordPerfect XP

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Footnotes and endnotes are used to reference text in your document. Footnotes appear at the bottom of the page, while endnotes are located at the end of a document. These are used to annotate text in your document and explain that text. You can use footnotes to give a reference, explain a definition, insert a comment, or cite a source.

To read about inserting footnotes in WordPerfect, make sure to read How to Insert Footnotes in WordPerfect. Looking for information on Word Footnotes or Endnotes? Read How to Insert Footnotes in Word 2010 or How to Insert Endnotes in Word 2010.

About Endnotes

There are two parts to a endnote – the note reference mark and the endnote text. The note reference mark is a number that marks the in-document text, while the endnote text is where you type the information. Using WordPerfect to insert your endnotes has the added benefit of having WordPerfect control your endnotes as well.

This means that when you insert a new endnote, WordtPerfect will automatically number the selected text in the document, unless you specify otherwise. If you add a citation between two other citations, or if you delete a citation, WordPerfect will automatically adjust the numbering to reflect the changes.

Insert an Endnote

Insert a Footnote
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Inserting a endnote is an easy task. With just a few clicks, you have a note inserted into the document.
  1. Click at the end of the word where you want the endnote inserted.
  2. Select the Insert menu.
  3. Select the Reference sub-menu.
  4. Click Footnote/Endnote. WordPerfect displays the Footnote/Endnote dialog box.
  5. To set a specific number for the endnote , select the Endnote radio button and type the number in the Endnote Number field.
  6. Click Create. WordPerfect shifts the document to the endnote area.
  7. Type your endnote in the Endnote text area .
  8. Follow the above steps to insert more endnotes.

Read and Edit Endnotes

To read your note, you can either scroll to the bottom of the page to read the endnote. You can edit the endnote simply by typing in the footnote area. To read a specific endsnote:
  1. Select the Insert menu.
  2. Select the Reference sub-menu.
  3. Click Footnote/Endnote. WordPerfect displays the Footnote/Endnote dialog box.
  4. Select the Endote radio button and type the number in the Endnote Number field.
  5. Click Edit. WordPerfect brings you to the endnote in the document.

Change the Endnote Numbering

Change the Endnote Numbering
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You can decide how you want your endnotes numbered, either starting at number 1 on each page, or having continuous numbering throughout your document. WordPerfect defaults to number continuously throughout the entire document.
  1. Select the Insert menu.
  2. Select the Reference sub-menu.
  3. Click Footnote/Endnote. WordPerfect displays the Footnote/Endnote dialog box.
  4. Select the Endnote radio button in the Enndnote Number field.
  5. Click Options and then Advanced. WordPerfect opens the Advanced Endnote Options dialog box.
  6. Choose a number format from the Method drop-down menu to change from the 1, 2, 3 numbering format to a character or roman numeral numbering style.
  7. Click OK and then Close. All of the numbers in your document are updated to the new format.

Delete an Endnote

Deleting a endnote is easy as long as you remember to delete the note citation within the document. Deleting the note itself will leave the numbering in the document.
  1. Select the note citation within the document.
  2. Press Delete on your keyboard. The endnote is deleted and the remaining endotes are renumbered.

Give it a Try!

Now that you see just how easy adding endnotes to your document can be, try it the next time you need to write a research paper or long document!

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