Footnote Object (Word)

Represents a footnote positioned at the bottom of the page or beneath text. The Footnote object is a member of the Footnotes collection. The Footnotes collection represents the footnotes in a selection, range, or document.

Use Footnotes(Index), where Index is the index number, to return a single Footnote object. The index number represents the position of the footnote in the selection, range, or document. The following example applies red formatting to the first footnote in the selection.

If Selection.Footnotes.Count >= 1 Then 
 Selection.Footnotes(1).Reference.Font.ColorIndex = wdRed 
End If

Use the Add method to add a footnote to the Footnotes collection. The following example inserts an automatically numbered footnote immediately after the selection.

Selection.Collapse Direction:=wdCollapseEnd 
ActiveDocument.Footnotes.Add Range:=Selection.Range , _ 
 Text:="The Willow Tree, (Lone Creek Press, 1996)."
Note Note

Footnotes positioned at the end of a document or section are considered endnotes and are included in the Endnotes collection.