How to Add Footnotes in Google Docs

In this post, we’ll see how to add footnotes in Google Docs. Let’s get started.

Table of Contents

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Steps

Open a Google Docs document.

Place the cursor at where you want to add a footnote.

Hit Insert > Footnote (which you can find between the “Horizontal line” and “Special characters”).

Footnote option

Now, enter your footnote.

That’s it. All done.

Alternatively, you can do the same task by using the above steps (1,2, and 4) and instead of step 3, simultaneously press Ctrl + Alt + F keys.

To edit the footnote, put the cursor on the one you like to edit and make changes as per your liking.

To delete the footnote, remove the superscript number of the footnote you like to delete in the body of the document.

Android and iPhone

  1. Open a Google Docs document.
  2. Hit the “Pencil” icon at the bottom.
  3. Place the cursor at where you want to add a footnote.
  4. Tap + > Footnote (which you can find beneath “Page number”).
  5. Enter your footnote.

That’s all. All done.

To edit a footnote, place the cursor on the one you like to edit and make changes as per your liking.

To delete a footnote, remove the superscript number of the footnote you like to delete in the body of the document.

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