Making Endnotes from Footnotes

**Update 12.22.2016** Since this has become quite a popular script, I’ve converted it into a Google Docs Add On so it can be used across documents. Check out [the blog post](http://blog.ohheybrian.com/2016/12/introducing-endnote-generator-add-on/) or the [Endnote Generator website](http://dev.ohheybrian.com/endnotes) for more information.


**Update 8.27.2016** As Phil noted in the comments, the script didn’t format anything over two digits in length. That has been [corrected in the source](https://github.com/bennettscience/footToEnd). If you need more (100+ endnotes may be too many, though…) leave a comment and I’ll go back and make the changes.


Krissy Venosdale asked on Tuesday if there was a way to make endnotes in Google Docs as easily as footnotes. I thought, “Surely there is.”

Well, there’s not.

So I wrote a script that does it.

It’s hosted on GitHub along with instructions on how to install the script (it’s not an add-on…just a custom script) and run it in your document.

Here’s a peek:

When you add the script to the document (manual process right now – read the instructions) it adds a custom menu from which you run the script.

I know endnotes and footnotes aren’t really used in high school, but if you’re writing a book or something…maybe it’ll be helpful to you.

Either way, it was fun to write and it works pretty quickly. I haven’t tested it with documents more than a few pages long, so if you’re going to try it on something major, I’d suggest making a duplicate copy to run it on first, just in case.

I’m a teacher by day, after all.

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