This week, I will lead a workshop on Footnotes, Headers, and Footers using MS Word 2010 at Pepperdine University School of Law. While preparing for this workshop, I learned a few new things about these document elements and will now share my findings below. At the bottom of this post is a link to a PDF file which contains step-by-step instructions on how to insert and customize those elements. Please view for additional information.
Inserting Footnotes: Inserting footnotes into MS Word 2010 is simple and easy. The toughest part is figuring out how to cite the material using the Bluebook citation rules (which I won’t get into here). With your document open, bring your cursor to the place in the text where you would like to add a footnote. Click on the References tab at the top of your screen. Then select Insert Footnote. Your footnote has now been added. A small superscript footnote call number (as Bluebook calls it) has been added to the text, and at the bottom of the page you will see the same number and a place for you to enter the citation.