Automatic Conversion of Footnotes to Endnotes?

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cansv
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Apr 14 2011 01:09
Automatic Conversion of Footnotes to Endnotes?

I know I'm dreaming here, but does anyone know of an automatic method to convert in-text footnotes, like superscripts with notes at bottom of each page. to end-of-text number and brackets in a word processor like Word? Thanks to all who reply.

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Apr 14 2011 02:55

It depends which version of Word you have, but in word 2007 you click the 'reference' tab up the top, click the bottom right corner of the 'footnotes' box, and there should be a button to convert footnotes to endnotes.

If you want to do this to make libcom library articles more attractive, then the way to do it is put a [ fn ] [ /fn ] tag around the text at the appropriate place in the article, but this is quite time consuming if you're dealing with a large amount of notes, as you need to cut and paste all the notes into the main body of the text.

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Apr 14 2011 07:33

Hi, yes to do this for libcom texts it is quite easy: as the poster above says just put [ fn ] footnote text here [/ fn ] around the text of the footnote - but leaving out the spaces between square brackets and "fn". Then it will look like this:
main text here1

a detailed guide to formatting articles on libcom is here:
http://libcom.org/library/notes/content-guidelines/howto-article-submiss...

but feel free to ask anything!

  • 1. footnote text here
cansv
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Apr 15 2011 03:33

The Format guide shows <f></f> while your comment above shows surrounding brackets. Does it make a difference?

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Apr 15 2011 07:35

No, they both work so whichever you prefer!