How to Format Footnotes in Google Docs

To add footnotes: Place the insertion point after the text the footnote will refer to. Click Insert, then select Footnote from the drop-down menu. Google Docs will place a superscript number in the body of the document, as well as at the bottom of the page. ... Type the text you want to display as additional information. More items...

If you’re writing a paper using Chicago note-bibliography style and using Google Drive, this post will show you how to set page numbers and create footnotes.

First, if your paper is more than five pages long and has a title page, there’s a special way to do the page numbers in Chicago. Double click to open up the header, turn off “different first page,” and then go to Insert > Header and page number > Page number. Click the option on the top right that has no number on the title page and starts numbering the first page of text with the number one.

Now let’s look at a citation. In Chicago style, a footnote is used instead of a parenthetical citation. To add a footnote, put the cursor where you want the footnote to appear and click Insert > Footnote. The footnote will be automatically numbered and take you to the bottom of the page. Type the author’s name, the title of the article (shortened to the first three or four words), and the page number separated by commas.

Adjust the font and indent of the footnote by highlighting the text and selecting Times New Roman font and 10 point font size. Format > Line spacing > Add space after paragraph to space out each footnote. To indent, click on the footnote and drag the left indent over to the half inch mark.

To recap, add a page number from the Insert menu, choose the option that has no page number on the first page. Then insert the footnote, write the author, the title, and the page number separated with commas at the bottom, and adjust the font and the indent.

Following these steps will help you format footnotes in Google Docs according to Chicago note-bibliography style.


How do you change the Format of footnotes in Google Docs?
Hover your mouse over the result, and then select the quote icon to the right. This is where you can change the formatting style. Select the three dots to choose from MLA, APA, or Chicago. Google Docs will automatically insert the number in the text and the citation in the footnote.
How do you Format footnotes?
Each footnote should appear at the bottom of the page that includes its numbered in-text reference. For note numbers in the text, use superscript. Indent the first line of each note half an inch like a paragraph in the main text. Use a short line (or rule) to separate footnotes from the main text.
How do you Format Chicago style footnotes in Google Docs?
Open a document in Google Docs and click Tools. Citations. In the sidebar, select your formatting style from MLA, APA, or Chicago Author-Date.
How do you fix footnotes in Google Docs?
To Edit a Footnote or Endnote To change the format of a footnote, click in the footnote, press F11 to open the Styles and Formatting window, right-click "Footnote" in the list, and then choose Modify. To jump from the footnote or endnote text to the note anchor in the text, press PageUp.