Footnotes1 can be essential when trying to relay additional information to a user. Most readers will review the footnotes after they read the text from where the footnotes are anchored 2 to more fully understand the content.
Create a footnote
- Identify the text that you wish to add some additional information or a citation to.
- Add the footnote number at the end of your text.
- Highlight the footnote number and click the Superscript button in the editor.
Create the footnote section
- Navigate to the bottom of the page or content.
- To separate the footnote section from the rest of the content, click Format > Page break to add a horizontal line.
- Underneath the page break line, add your footnote's reference. Make sure to reference the original number of the footnote 3.
Link the footnote and its reference
- Highlight the footnote number at the end of your text and click the Link button.
- Delete the content in the Link to: field and click Update Link to create a blank link.
- In the editor toolbar, click View and select Source.
- In the source code, find the
<a>tag for the link.
- Modify the
hrefproperty based on your own naming conventions. In the example below,
- Add an
- The final link should look something like this in Source mode:
<a href="#fn1" id="rf1" title=""><sup>1</sup></a>
1. A footnote is a note placed at the bottom of a page that it is on or cites a reference for a designated part of the text.
2. Often, the most interesting information is found in the footnotes.
3. That is all it takes to create a footnote.