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    How do I insert a footnote? (2002)

    I'm the first to admit that my Excel skills are pretty basic, but I'm stymied in my attempts to insert an endnote or footnote in a worksheet. Help is of no use, it kept pointing me to how to insert a header/footer or troubleshoot a pivot table, until I broke it entirely. Now any attempts to invoke help return a generic error message, "Error starting MS Help."

    Am I reduced to manually formatting footnote references and the notes themselves?
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    Re: How do I insert a footnote? (2002)

    Excel does not have endnotes or footnotes. If you can't use footnotes, then you will have to do it by manually inserting what you want in cells.
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    Re: How do I insert a footnote? (2002)

    Footnotes and endnotes are Word concepts, not Excel concepts. As far as I know, Excel does not offer this feature.

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    Re: How do I insert a footnote? (2002)

    Thanks for the quick response Legare & Hans. I'd already come to that conclusion, and faked a couple of endnotes, but it's nice to have confirmation from those who know. Once I've finished this rush project, I'll take a moment to reboot. Hopefully, that will fix my Excel help file. If not, you may hear back from me.
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    Re: How do I insert a footnote? (2002)

    But Help will help with how to create a Style which you might want to call, 'footnote'. So if you wanted the hand-entered 'footnotes' to be arial narrow, 8pt, blue, left aligned, indent 2, that wouldn't be a problem.
    Best of luck.

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