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How to select all footnotes in a Word document?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2018-09-06

Normally, when selecting the whole Word document with Ctrl + A keys, all footnotes will be excluded from the selection. If you just want to select all footnotes in the document, how can you do? This article provides three methods for you to solve this problem.

Select all footnotes in a document with Ctrl + A

Select all footnotes in a document with Select Text With Similar Formatting feature

Select all footnotes in a document with VBA code


Select all footnotes in a document with Ctrl + A

You can use the hotkey Ctrl + A to select all footnotes at once in a Word document. Please do as follows.

Click to put your cursor at any footnote of your document, press the Alt + A keys simultaneously, then all footnotes in current document are selected immediately.


Select all footnotes in a document with Select Text With Similar Formatting feature

The Select Text with Similar Formatting feature can help to select all footnotes in a document.

1. Click to put your cursor at any footnote of your document.

2. In the Home tab, click Select > Select All Text With Similar Formatting. See screenshot:

Then all footnotes in current document are selected immediately.


Select all footnotes in a document with VBA code

The following VBA code can also help to select all footnotes in a document at the same time. Please do as follows.

1. In the document you will select all footnotes, press the Alt + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual basic for Applications window.

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, click Insert > Module, then copy below VBA code into the Module window. See screenshot:

VBA code: Select all footnotes in a Word document

Sub SelectAllFootnoteTexts()
    Dim xDoc As Document
    Dim xRange As Range
    Set xDoc = ActiveDocument
    If xDoc.Footnotes.Count > 0 Then
        Set xRange = xDoc.Footnotes(1).Range
        xRange.WholeStory
        xRange.Select
    End If
End Sub

3. Then press the F5 key to run this code. All footnotes in current document are selected at once.


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Hi
How can I select all the footnotes reference in current page in Word VBA

Thanks.
crystal ย  ย  hadi
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Hi hadi,
Sorry can help you with that. Thank you for your comment.
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