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Scrivener For Dummies by Gwen Hernandez

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Adding a Footnote

The method for adding a footnote varies, depending on which type of footnote you choose. You can add a linked, linked with marker, inline, or referenced footnote.

Adding a linked footnote

If you’re used to creating footnotes in a standard word processor or you’re not sure where to start with footnotes, linked footnotes are probably the easiest to work with.

Linked footnotes are anchored to a word or words within the document. The anchor becomes a link that you can click to access the footnote. To add a linked footnote, follow these steps:

1. Select the position where you want the footnote number to appear in your manuscript text.

2. Choose FormatFootnote.

A gray box appears around the selected word (which is now underlined to denote a link) or the word preceding the location you chose, and the Comments & Footnotes pane appears. When you compile your project, the footnote number appears just after the linked word.

3. Type your footnote text in the Footnote text box that appears in the Comments & Footnotes pane.

4. To exit and save the footnote, press the Esc key to move the cursor back to your position in the Editor pane.

Alternatively, you can click outside the footnote.

Figure 11-1 shows a footnote added at the end of the first paragraph. In this example, when the manuscript is compiled, the footnote number will appear at the end of the first paragraph, after the period. If only the word speech were highlighted (and not the period), the footnote number ...

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