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How to Delete an Endnote in word

For some reason, you may want to delete an endnote from Word. It is very simple to perform this task.

Follow the steps below if you want to delete some but not all Endnotes in MS Word:

To delete endnote in Word, simply select and delete the reference number/mark in the main text of the document. As soon as you delete this number, that particular Endnote at the bottom of the document will also disappear.

Select and delete the reference number of the endnote

Related Link: How to delete Footnote in Word

How to Remove all Endnotes form MS Word

I just explained how you may delete some but not all Endnotes from your Word document.

If you are dealing with 10s or even 100s of Endnotes, imagine how tedious it’ll be to delete them one after the other.

What if I tell you there’s a way you can delete all Endnotes from MS Word?

Just obey the instructions below:

  • Click anywhere in the body text.
  • Press Ctrl+H to display the Find and Replace dialog box
Use find and replace to delete all endnotes in Word
  • In the Find what box, type ^e
  • Leave the Replace what box empty
  • Click on the Replace All button
type ^e in the replace what box to remove all endnotes

As soon as you click the Replace All button, All the Endnotes in the document will be deleted.

How to remove an Endnote line in word

You can get rid of the horizontal line that separates the Endnote from the main body text.

To do so, please obey the following instructions:

  • Go to the View tab
  • In the Views group, click on Draft
Go to View>Draft
  • Whilst in the draft view, double-click any endnote number in the main body of your document. The Endnote pane appears.
  • In the Endnotes list, select Endnote Separator. You’ll see that the endnote line appears.
Select Endnote seperator from the drop down
  • Select and delete the Endnote line
Select and delete the endnote line
  • Go back to the Print Layout view.

To return to the print layout view, under the View tab, in the Views group, click on Print Layout.

Go to View>Views>Print Layout

You’ll see that everything is back to normal and that the Endnote line is now deleted from your Word document.

How to delete endnote line in word