As you know, in Word you can locate your footnotes in different place within your document. But sometimes, it doesn’t matter where you place your footnotes, you are still going to have an extra long footnote that will take up more than the space allotted for it. When this occurs, Word simply continues your footnote on the next page.
Then, at the end of the footnote text on that particular page, you can tell Word how to notify the reader that the rest of your footnote is continued on the next page. Sometimes that long line before the continued footnote on the next page just doesn’t do the job. Some folks like to have something more specific (i.e., Continued on next page) where you footnote will be split.
Follow the steps below to learn how:
- Be certain you are using the Draft view in your document.
- Click on the References tab of your Ribbon and in the Footnotes group, click Show Notes.
- If you have footnotes and endnotes in your document, Word will display the View Footnotes dialog box.
- Click on the View Footnote Area button and then click OK.
- At the top of the Footnote pane, use the Notes drop-down to select Footnote Continuation Notice. The current notice will appear in your window. It is normally blank so you will not actually see anything.
- Change the notice to your liking.
- Once you are happy with the appearance and wording of your notice, simply close the Footnotes pane.
Now when your footnote runs over the allotted space, you will see the notification in your document that you just defined.