FootnoteProperties Class

Section-Wide Footnote Properties.When the object is serialized out as xml, its qualified name is w:footnotePr.

Inheritance Hierarchy


Namespace:  DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Wordprocessing
Assembly:  DocumentFormat.OpenXml (in DocumentFormat.OpenXml.dll)


<ChildElementInfoAttribute(GetType(NumberingFormat))> _
<ChildElementInfoAttribute(GetType(FootnotePosition))> _
<ChildElementInfoAttribute(GetType(NumberingStart))> _
<ChildElementInfoAttribute(GetType(NumberingRestart))> _
Public Class FootnoteProperties _
    Inherits OpenXmlCompositeElement
Dim instance As FootnoteProperties
public class FootnoteProperties : OpenXmlCompositeElement


The following table lists the possible child types:

  • FootnotePosition <w:pos>

  • NumberingFormat <w:numFmt>

  • NumberingStart <w:numStart>

  • NumberingRestart <w:numRestart>

[ISO/IEC 29500-1 1st Edition]

17.11.11 footnotePr (Section-Wide Footnote Properties)

This element specifies the footnote properties for the current section. Each of these properties are an override of the document-wide footnote properties (§17.11.12) and are stored as a child element within the footnotePr element.

If this element is omitted for a given section, then that section shall use the footnote properties defined at the document-wide level.

[Example: Consider a document consisting of three sections, which has footnotes in the first section which appear below text, and footnotes in the third section which appear at the bottom of the page. The WordprocessingML for each section would be specified as follows:

<w:pos w:val="beneathText" />

This assumes that the document-wide footnote settings are specified as the default positioning at the bottom of the page by omitting the pos element (§17.11.21), as follows:


The resulting document would override the footnote positioning for the first section to beneathText, but would use the pageBottom footnote positioning for section three (and would also use it for section two if that section had footnotes. end example]

Parent Elements

sectPr (§17.6.17); sectPr (§17.6.18); sectPr (§17.6.19)

Child Elements


numFmt (Footnote Numbering Format)


numRestart (Footnote and Endnote Numbering Restart Location)


numStart (Footnote and Endnote Numbering Starting Value)


pos (Footnote Placement)


[Note: The W3C XML Schema definition of this element’s content model (CT_FtnProps) is located in §A.1. end note]

© ISO/IEC29500: 2008.

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

See Also


FootnoteProperties Members

DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Wordprocessing Namespace