in Word 2007+, on a page with multiple columns, I would like to have the details of the footnotes/endnotes to appear at the end of the last column, instead of at the bottom of the page.

See picture: http://a47i.img-up.net/footnoteb2f5.png

I have tried to set the position of the endnotes at "end of section" and add a continuous section break right after the last character in the right column. but the endnotes still appear as in the left panel.

Any way of achieving this?



converting footnotes to endnotes doesn't solve the problem in Word 2013, see picture: http://q70.img-up.net/columnae72.png

creating the document in 2007 (with desired endnote position) and then opening it in 2013 works, but only in compatibility mode; if you "save as" it as another file, word will warn you that "some minor layout changes are possible" which unfortunately includes the positioning of the endnotes.

any fixes/workarounds for this?


In my Word 2010, using an endnote instead of a footnote (note there is a difference between endnotes and footnotes) worked to put the note where you specify. If you already have footnotes, you can convert them to endnotes by the instructions here (pdf) http://www.staffs.ac.uk/assets/ins110_footnotes_Wd2007_tcm68-27497_tcm44-38431.pdf

  • thanks darthbith, i found out that indeed, it works as you say in 2010 but in 2013, they changed it. – dieterw Aug 12 '13 at 9:12

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