Changing Endnotes from Roman to Arabic Numerals in MS Word Online, 2021

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I think the title is pretty self-explanatory. I can't figure out how to change my document endnotes from Roman to Arabic numerals (from i, ii, iii to 1, 2, 3.) The document is going to a publisher and needs to be formatted in Chicago Style, so it is imperative that I change this. The first chapter of the book has 170 citations, so doing each one individually, while an option, would be very tedious. Any help would be appreciated! 

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Here are the steps to find the format option you want 

Go to Insert -> Footnote

Confirm that Endnotes is selected

Select the format option you want from the drop-down list

Click on Apply


Hope I could help you at least a little.



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The options for Word Online (the browser version) are very limited. You can't change the numbering formats for endnotes.