How To Convert Footnotes To Endnotes In Google Docs

how to convert footnotes to endnotes in google docs

The only way to convert footnotes to endnotes in Google docs is to use a free Add-on or extension called Endnote Generator.

It is free to install and automatically embeds itself into your Google docs.

To convert footnotes to endnotes on Google docs, click on “Extensions”, select “Endnote Generator” followed by “Run” and lastly click on “Generate”.

Then, all the footnotes will be converted to endnotes.

You can save your changes by clicking on the ctrl + S buttons, together at once.

Here is how to convert footnotes to endnotes in Google docs:

1. Install the Endnote Generator

2. Select the docs you want to edit

3. Click on “Extensions” and then on “Run”

4. Click on “Generate”

5. You have successfully converted all footnotes to endnotes

1. Install the Endnote Generator

How to install endnote Generator on Google docs

Firstly, you are going to install the Endnote Generator on the account that you have signed into your Google docs account.

To do this, log in to the Google account associated with your Google docs account and then go to https://workspace.google.com/marketplace/app/endnote_generator/966812386636

Click on “Install”, allow permissions, and then you have successfully installed the Add-on to your account.

2. Select the docs you want to edit

Select the docs file that you want to edit and run it on your device (preferably a computer).

Once opened, click on the footnotes text area.

3. Click on “Extensions” and then on “Run”

How to change footnotes to endnotes in Google docs with Endnote Generator extension

Next, click on “Extensions” on the top-left; just on the toolbar area.

Select “Endnote Generator” from the list and then click on “Run”

4. Click on “Generate”

Click on the "Generate" button on the right and all the footnotes in the 'docs' file will automatically be converted to endnotes

A pop-up with a blue “Generate” button will appear on the right side of your screen.

Click on the “Generate” button on the right and all the footnotes in the ‘docs’ file will automatically be converted to endnotes.

5. You have successfully converted all footnotes to endnotes

After you have clicked on “Generate” your footnotes are converted to endnotes.

The endnotes should look like this:

Footnotes to endnotes Google docs
This is what endnotes in Google docs looks like

You can now go ahead and save your file by clicking on the ctrl + S buttons together at once or simply click on “Save” on the top-left corner of your screen.

Conclusion

You cannot footnotes to endnotes in Google docs as fast as you can in Microsoft office.

So you will need to install a special Extension or Add-on called Endnote Generator on your Google docs to be able to easily convert footnotes to endnotes.

This Add-on is very straightforward to use and it automatically does the job without the whole copy or paste process going on in other document editors.

Brianna Bailey

Brianna is based in Minnesota in the US at the moment, and has been writing since 2017. She is currently a 3rd Year med student at the time of writing this.