Footnote Object


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.

Using the Footnote Object

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)."


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

Properties | Application Property | Creator Property | Index Property | Parent Property | Range Property | Reference Property

Methods | Delete Method

Parent Objects

Child Objects | Range Object

See Also | Endnote Object