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Using Footnotes and Endnotes

Pages can add footnotes or endnotes, which appear at the bottom of a page or at the end of a document or section, depending on the options you set.

In this exercise, you’ll use Pages to add footnotes to the 2009_report.pages document.

  1. Go to page 2 of the 2009_report. In the Solution subsection, click after the term “modern paints.”

  2. Choose Insert > Footnote, and type safe and tough.

    A footnote is placed at the bottom of the page, numbered 1.

  3. Click at the end of the Background paragraph.
  4. Choose Insert > Footnote, and type TBA.

    Because the second footnote insertion comes before the first footnote in the reading order it is labeled 1.

  5. Select the footnote, TBA.

  6. In the Text inspector, set the type to Bold.


    Only the selected footnote’s font style changes. When you want to change the formatting of every footnote in a document, perform the following steps.

  7. Choose Edit > Deselect All.
  8. Click a footnote.

    All the footnotes show blue selection lines. Any change made to the font or typeface will now affect every footnote in the document.

  9. In the Text inspector, change the type size and style to 6pt italic.

    All the footnotes change. Now you’ll change the footnotes to endnotes.

  10. In the Footnotes inspector, change the Type pop-up menu to Document Endnotes.


    The footnotes that were on page 2 move to the end of the document.

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