# Do you need footnotes in MLA?

## Do you need footnotes in MLA?

MLA discourages extensive use of explanatory or digressive notes. MLA style does, however, allow you to use endnotes or footnotes for bibliographic notes, which refer to other publications your readers may consult.

### How do you use the same footnote twice?

To do so:Insert your first (primary) footnote as normal.Position the insertion point in the document where you want the secondary reference to the footnote.Choose Insert | Reference | Cross-reference. Using the Reference Type drop-down list, choose Footnote. Select the footnote you want used for this reference.

What is the order of footnote symbols?

Numbering and symbols Typographical devices such as the asterisk (*) or dagger (†) may also be used to point to notes; the traditional order of these symbols in English is *, †, ‡, §, ‖, ¶.

How do I add a source to a table in Word?

Right-click and select Caption from the context menu that appears. The Caption dialog box appears. If the Caption dialog box does not appear, click Insert, point to Reference and then select Caption. In the Caption dialog box, enter a caption for the table in the Caption box.

## How do you automatically update table numbers in Word?

Update caption numbersClick anywhere in the document and press CTRL+A to select the entire document.Right-click, and then choose Update Field on the shortcut menu. All of the captions in the document should now be updated.