# How to move footnotes into separate chapter [closed]

I have a large document with about 200 references linked to footnotes at end of pages. Is there any simple way I can create a separate chapter called "references" and move all of the footnotes into that chapter? The thought of moving them all manually is none too appealing.

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### Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by Alex Kemp close date 2015-11-07 11:23:05.327934

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There is no elegant way of achieving what you require IMO but there may be a workaround. I am unclear about exactly what you mean by "references linked to footnotes". Are the references in the footnotes or are you using the cross-reference function to point to the footnotes from the text body? If the latter then you may have a real problem that cannot only be addressed by manually changing each and every footnote.

One possible hack is to edit the XML directly and change your footnotes to endnotes. A footnote uses text:note-class="footnote" as a property of the text:note element, while an endnote uses text:note-class="endnote". There is also an associated style:parent-style-name="Footnote" property of the style:style element that will need changing to "Endnote". So long as you are not mixing footnotes and endnotes in the same work you can probably perform a global change on the content.xml file in the ODT. This thread is related.

You can then decide on where (using a section) you would like the endnotes to be placed. This thread shows how you can do this and add a heading to where the endnotes are gathered.

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