'Traditional' style footnotes and bibliography

I can’t post a link (or even the message itself so far) but I would like to see if someone, anyone, would help me. I have just started a course with the University of New England in NSW. Of course, they want a referencing style that Endnote does not have. A google search for ‘Traditional footnoting system’ will bring up the pdf as the first result (I can’t seem to include a link in this message). I have tried and am trying to create a style with Endnote (while completing my first assignments), as I have used it before (not to create or edit styles though), and I don’t want my purchase of the program to be in vain.


This forum has been hit by spamers, so they inactivated html links for new users.  At some point regular users can get approved to do so (see discussion in the “forum” discussion).  The Spams were really getting annoying to us regular users. 

I assume this is the link you meant.


Footnote output styles are available,  - and you can download one - from the Help menu of endnote.  –  but to use it, you need to insert the footnotes using word and then insert the citation into the footnote.  I am not at work, so can’t find the right one, but maybe someone else can help.

Thanks, that is the link. I have been getting more familiar with Endnote and I think I have it down now as an edited style. I did try the most likely styles for compatibility but couldn’t find the right one. Still, any suggestions welcome.


Hi Michael,

I’m also studying through UNE, and I’m a librarian with 5 years experience with EndNote

I have to use Traditional Footnoting for one of my units, but the guide I have is different to the Footnoting History PDF link Leanne provided.

In the Traditional Footnotes I’ve been told to use, we only show the author initials, and there is no “p.” or “pp.” in front of page numbers. I don’t know if that is the same as yours.

I’ve attached a style that I’ve edited called ANCH315 Trad Footnote.ens that I’ve edited to suit my last assignment. It’s not perfect, but it may help. See my notes below:

Title capitalization:  Headline style
Sections: Bibliography is after section (insert one section break at end of essay to have Bibliography appear at end)
Bibliography: Author Name set to initials
Footnotes: Author Name set to initials
For Ancient Texts, enter the Title into both the Title and Short Title fields so that it displays correctly for repeated citations. Use the Suffix field when editing the citation to add the text number

For Ancient Texts that appear in a sourcebook, use the Book reference type, and then edit the citation and use the Prefix field to enter the Ancient Text title and text number. You will need to italicise the ancient text title after removing EndNote code (ie when you convert to Plain Text)
Books, Journal Articles, Web sites: Enter a short title into the Short Title field for repeated citations from the same source to show correctly

Web Page - enter Access Date in format d/m/yy for it to show in the citation

Electronic Article - enter Date Accessed in format d/m/yy for it to show in the citation

Translator - for items with a translator, enter the translator’s name into the Translator field in the format: J. Smith, (type the initial, a fullstop, a space, then the surname, then a comma)

Kind regards,


ANCH315 - Trad Footnote.ens (61.9 KB)