1. Joined : Nov 2015
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       01 Dec 2015 #1

    Office Word 2013: How to change the font of footnote numbering?


    Does anybody know how you change the font of the footnote numbering in a document? Whenever I insert footnote, I get the number (1, 2, 3 ...) in "Times New Romans." I am using "Arial" for my writing, but I want the font "Tahoma" for the numbers of the footnotes. Is there any way to modify the font?

    Thanks, M.
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       01 Dec 2015 #2

    You change the Header and Footer font as you would change a font in text, simply by selecting the text in header or footer and choosing the font you want to use:

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  3. Joined : Nov 2015
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       01 Dec 2015 #3

    I gues I did not make myself clear. I want to change the font of footnote numbers. For example, below x represents any text, while the arabic numbers are footnotes. I would like to know how to change the default font ("Times New Romans") of those numbers. I want to use the font "Tahoma" for all these numbers, while keeping x (the text) in "Arial" or another font. Does it make sense?
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
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       01 Dec 2015 #4

    My apologies, "speed reading" your post I misunderstood you.

    Open a new blank document. Press CTRL + SHIFT + S to open the Styles dialog, type Footnote text, click Modify. Change the default footnote font as you wish, select New documents based on this template, click OK to save the settings, click Apply in Styles dialog:

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  5. Joined : Nov 2015
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       01 Dec 2015 #5

    Kari,

    It works for the purpose of having the same font for both the footnote numbering and the footnote text. But what I would like is to be able to have two different fonts at work, namely, the footnote numbering (1, 2, 3 ...) in "Arial," whereas the footnote text in "Georgia" font Do you get I what I mean? I know it is possible. I read it somewhere, but I cannot find that site unfortunately.
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       01 Dec 2015 #6

    OK. I'm sorry but I do not know how to do that. This is how I change the defaults of different elements of Word, I have never had need to have a different font in numbering and text.

    Sorry. I will continue searching in various settings and post if I find something. In the meantime let's hope another member comes with an idea.
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       01 Dec 2015 #7

    I will keep my fingers crossed
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       02 Dec 2015 #8

    I found the solution. I went to "Footnote Reference" and changed the font; then I went to "Footnote Text" and chose a different font.
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  9. Joined : Oct 2013
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       02 Dec 2015 #9

    Good to know you got it. DIdn't even think it could be so easy
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  10. Joined : Nov 2015
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       02 Dec 2015 #10

    Hi Kari,

    I have another question.

    How to indent Footnote text (between the raised number and the body text) automatically?

    I have word 2013, and I would like to insert an indentation 1.5 between the raised number and the text in footnotes (see figure 1)

    Figure 1
    1xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    2xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    3xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    When I go to "Footnote Text" style, and then paragraph to do the indentation, it moves the number and the text to the right (see figure 2). But I do not want this.


    Figure 2
    1xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    2xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    3xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx



    If I use the hanging option, it only indents the texts below the first line (see figure 3)

    Figure 3
    1xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    xxxxxxxxxx
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    I have gone to "Footnote Reference" style, but the "paragraph" tab is locked. I cannot enter. Can anybody help me how to unlock it? Alternatively, how can I get the results I want (figure 1)

    Thanks, M.
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