The first thing that comes to a writers mind while writing an editorial write up, an article, a book or an academic paper, is to add footnotes.
What is a Footnote?
Footnote refers to an additional piece of information that is added at the bottom of the page.
In a footnote, you may include various links or books that you have studied for your research and basis on which you are writing your article.
How to Add a Footnote to Google Docs / Google Documents?
Google Docs comes really handy when it comes to managing or editing documents online that are shared with more than 1 people or not shared at all. It keeps on saving changes you make automatically, so you don’t lose your progress even if you will have a surprise system shutdown which is awesome.
Another best feature of Google Word Document is that you can actually add footnotes to pages so you don’t lose track of anything. I really love this feature.
Here’s how you can add a footnote to a Google Doc:
a) Go to Google Drive
b) Open a new Google Doc or any existing Document that you want to add a footnote to.
c) Click on “Insert” from the toolbar. Upon clicking on the insert, you will see a dropdown menu.
d) Click on Footnote
e) Edit your footnote as you need it to be.
Another way to add a Footnote is by using keyboard shortcut keys. Check below:
To add a Footnote using a keyboard shortcut, follow step 1 and 2 from above then press “Ctrl + Alt + F”.
Hope you found it useful. I would love to hear from you, let me know in the comments below.