Quickly generate endnotes from footnotes in your Google Doc.
Listing updated:September 18, 2023
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Overview
Google Docs don't allow you to automatically insert endnotes while writing. This AddOn converts any footnotes you have into endnotes and adds them to the end of the document in order.

** Important note on usage**
When your endnotes are created, the original footnote references are lost. This means you cannot go back and add footnotes and rerun the Addon. If you need to edit after you create the endnotes (adding footnotes, in particular) you need to revert to a previous version to restore the footnotes.

Recent updates:

v0.6.1 If you have custom formatting in your footnotes, that formatting is maintained when you create the endnotes. If you have line breaks in your footnotes, only the first paragraph's formatting is kept.

v0.6 Creating endnotes will now add cross-referenced links. Endnotes also handle images correctly. Thanks to merlinran for providing this update!

v0.5.1 Limit AddOn access to current document only. Privacy details are listed at https://ohheybrian.com/privacy/endnotes.html

v0.5 Images and Drawings are now retained when converting.

v0.4.7 Endnotes now retain formatting.

v0.4 Fixed a problem where the menu wasn't adding the "Run" command.
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Huwage
November 28, 2023
Having been working for many years (though I've had to use the workaround mentioned in other reviews for organisation documents), the extension now simply isn't working - as in, clicking the 'Generate' button does absolutely nothing. Any ideas?
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Erik Brightwood
May 28, 2023
Read some reviews that this wasn't working and one that pointed to a workaround where you made the doc editable by anyone with the link. (That workaround is not ideal of course.) I just decided to give it a shot anyway, and it worked perfectly fine for me without using the workaround. (My doc wasn't shared with anyone.) Can't say why it wasn't working for others except maybe that they were trying to use it in a Google Workspace account—that is, an account that belongs to a school or company. It's very common for Workspace Admin to restrict add-ons in that context. Thanks to the developer for working on this! Very helpful. One improvement: You're supposed to run the script when you're "done" with your footnotes because it "reset your citations to 0, meaning you can't insert footnotes in order" anymore. That obviously makes future edits to your doc a challenge.
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WONG XIA XIONG JOSHUA
August 19, 2023
cant even change the citation format, rubbish stuff!!
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Drake Mitchell '26
May 21, 2023
doesn't work
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LaDasha Funderburk
September 25, 2022
Terrible, I keep getting an error something went wrong and won't format. A waste of time.
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Eli Diner
June 7, 2023
doesnt work
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Demetra Vogiatzaki
June 28, 2022
One more person who wasn't able to make it work here, but I think I found the workaround: I changed the permissions of the document to be 'all with a link can edit' and opened it from a *non institutional* account. Ran the script and it worked like charm. I bet it has something to do with universities / institutions permissions etc. Hope that helps. (It's still annoying so please find a solution!!!!)
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Sam Davis
July 7, 2023
Worked like a charm!
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Daniel Schuman
December 25, 2021
This is a helpful app that I use frequently. I preferred the version that did not include active links between the footnote numeral and the footnote itself. It would be a welcome addition to have the footnotes denoted as "[1]" instead of "1". Thanks!
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Leigh Conner
October 3, 2022
I have had this extension for a year, have attempted to use it dozens of times, and have never had it work.
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