Programs: Microsoft Word: Lesson 8


Lesson 8:  This lesson primarily covers the process of how to use footnotes and endnotes, and also why their purpose is compulsory to any document that you desire to create.  In addition to this, this lesson will provide you with the fundamental ways to make best use of the sources that you find, but need to reference in your text.
By the end of this lesson you will be able to:
  • Understand Object Linking and Embedding
  • Use the Clip Art Gallery
  • Learn How to Format a Picture to wrap text
  • Use WordArt to Make Your Document Stand Out
  • Learn How to Download Images into your Documents
  • Create Hyperlinks in Your Word Documents
  • Use the Drawing Toolbar
  • Create Footnotes and Endnotes
  • Use Wizards and Templates included with the Program
Lesson 8: Footnotes and Endnotes
Objective # 1

Footnotes

A footnote allows you to provide additional information about an item, such as its source.  A footnote also always appears at the bottom of the page, where the reference to the source of information occurs.  A footnote is critical to word processing because it protects you from copyright infringement.  A copyright provides legal protection for a written or artistic work, giving the author exclusive rights to its use and reproduction.  However, copyright does not mean that you cannot quote in your own terms.  It simply indicates the consideration of fair use as long as you are using the work for educational, nonprofit purposes, or for the purpose of critical review or commentary.
Objective # 2

Footnotes Continued

The Insert Footnote Command inserts a note into a document, and automatically assigns the next sequential number to that note.  This command can be found in the Insert menu, as we will discuss in the following slide.
Objective # 3

How to Create Notes

To create a note in your document, you must position the insertion point wherever you want the reference, and place your cursor at that exact location.  Next, you must pull down the Insert menu from the toolbar located on top, and then click on Footnote to display the dialog box as witnessed from the slide.  Next, you simply choose either the Footnote or Endnote option button to make your reference.  A superscript reference is inserted into the document, and you will be positioned at the bottom of the page for a footnote or at the end of the document for an endnote, where you then enter the text of the note.
Objective # 4

Making Changes to Documentation

The Insert Footnote command adjusts for last-minute changes, either in your writing or in your professorís requirements.  It will, for example, renumber all existing notes to accommodate the addition or deletion of a footnote or endnote.  Existing notes are moved (or deleted) within a document by moving (deleting) the reference mark rather than the text of the footnote.

Lesson Review

In this lesson we covered...
  • How to create footnotes and endnotes
  • How to make last-minute adjustments to make proper references to the sources used

Review Quiz

Select the best answer from the questions below.
  1. A footnote provides additional information about an item, such as its source, and appears at the bottom of the page where the reference occurs.  An endnote is similar in concept to a footnote, except: Answer is C 
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    Its appears at the beginning of the document.

    It appears in the middle of the document.

    It appears at the end of the document.

  2. The Insert Footnote Command inserts a note into a document, and automatically assigns the sequential number to that note. Answer is A
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    True

    False

  3. To create a note, you must position the insertion point where you want the reference, and the pull down which menu? Answer is B 
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    View menu

    Insert menu

    Format menu

    Help menu

  4. It is possible to convert Footnotes to Endnotes and Endnotes back to Footnotes: Answer is A 
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    True

    False

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Programs: Microsoft Word: Lesson 8