Sunday, October 23, 2011

How to insert footnotes and endnotes in Pages for iPad

Credit: CNET
The latest Pages for iPad update brings footnoting features. However, the new features are quite buried into the app and are a bit hard to find. Here's how to use them.

[See also: Quick Review: Pages for iPad]

Note: These features are only available in Pages version 1.5, which is only available on iOS 5 or a later version of iOS.

To enter a footnote follow the steps below. To insert an endnote, you need to insert a footnote first and then convert it to an endnote.
  • Move the cursor to the point where you want the footnote superscript to be.
  • Tap the spot once again to bring up a pop-up list of options.
  • Tap the arrow on the right to see more options.
  • Tap the one that says 'Insert...'
  • You will see a list of things that you can insert at that point, including a page break or a tab. Choose the one that says 'Footnote'.
  •  You will be taken to the bottom of the page, where you can enter a footnote, as shown below.

You now have a footnote. To convert it to a endnote (or even a section endnote, which appears at the bottom of the section), tap the footnote. Then, tap the 'i' button in the toolbar. In the Options, tap 'Type'. Now you can select the type of notes you want. However, you cannot have footnotes as well as endnotes in a document. All notes have to be of the same type.

These features bring Pages for iOS closer to being a real substitute for a full-featured, desktop word processor.