Headers, Footers, and Page Breaks

In Google Docs headers and footers let you add important information to each page. Use the Google Docs page break feature to separate text.

Working with footnotes

A footnote provides additional information on the text it refers to. It could include information for how to learn more about the topic, or it could include a citation (a reference to published work) for a quote used in the text. Footnotes are commonly used in research reports and academic writing.

Viewing footnotes

To add footnotes:

  1. Place the insertion point after the text the footnote will refer to.
    Placing the insertion point after the text
  2. Click Insert, then select Footnote from the drop-down menu.
    Adding a footnote to the document
  3. Google Docs will place a superscript number in the body of the document, as well as at the bottom of the page. The insertion point will now be at the bottom of the page.
    Preparing to add additional information in the footnote
  4. Type the text you want to display as additional information.
    Typing the footnote
  5. When you're done, press the Esc key on your keyboard to return to the body of the document.