How To Remove Footnotes In Google Docs

Last Updated on August 16, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to remove footnotes in Google Docs.

How To Remove Footnotes In Google Docs

Footnotes are a great way to provide additional information or sources to back up your claims. They appear as smaller text that show up in the bottom footer of a page and can help improve the flow of your document.

However, you may find yourself needing to remove footnotes from your document. In this guide, we will show you the simplest way to remove footnotes in Google Docs.

How to Delete Footnotes in Google Docs

Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to delete footnotes in Google Docs.

Step 1

First, open the document that contains footnotes you want to remove.

You can determine a document has footnotes if there are sections of the text with superscript numbers which lead to small sections of text found at the footer of the page.

Step 2

Use your cursor to select the superscript found in your text.

Step 3

Hit the Backspace key to remove the superscript. This will automatically remove the footnote in your document.

Since Google Docs does not have a feature to remove all footnotes, the user must manually find each superscript within the document.

Summary

This guide should be everything you need to learn how to remove footnotes in Google Docs.

Click this link to make a copy of this sample document to try doing it yourself!