How to Footnote a Table

Microsoft Word 2010 can insert footnotes to include documentation information or comments at the bottom of a page. The footnote contains a note reference mark, such as “1,” and the footnote text under a separator line. The “References” tab includes commands that can footnote a layout element, such as a table. A footnote for a table can include the source of data and other information for analysis.

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Microsoft Word can footnote a table.

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Open the MS Word document containing the table.

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Click the “References” tab on the command ribbon.

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Click on the table cell where you wish to insert the footnote reference mark.

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Click the “Insert Footnote” button in the “Footnotes” group. The layout contains the footnote. The cursor moves to the footnote text area.

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Type the footnote text under the horizontal separator line near the bottom of the page.