FootnoteNumberingRule enumeration

Determines when automatic footnote or endnote numbering restarts.

public enum FootnoteNumberingRule


Continuous0Numbering continuous throughout the document.
RestartSection1Numbering restarts at each section.
RestartPage2Numbering restarts at each page. Valid for footnotes only.
Default0Equals Continuous.


Shows how to restart footnote/endnote numbering at certain places in the document.

Document doc = new Document();
DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);

// Footnotes and endnotes are a way to attach a reference or a side comment to text
// that does not interfere with the main body text's flow. 
// Inserting a footnote/endnote adds a small superscript reference symbol
// at the main body text where we insert the footnote/endnote.
// Each footnote/endnote also creates an entry, which consists of a symbol that matches the reference
// symbol in the main body text. The reference text that we pass to the document builder's "InsertEndnote" method.
// Footnote entries, by default, show up at the bottom of each page that contains
// their reference symbols, and endnotes show up at the end of the document.
builder.Write("Text 1. ");
builder.InsertFootnote(FootnoteType.Footnote, "Footnote 1.");
builder.Write("Text 2. ");
builder.InsertFootnote(FootnoteType.Footnote, "Footnote 2.");
builder.Write("Text 3. ");
builder.InsertFootnote(FootnoteType.Footnote, "Footnote 3.");
builder.Write("Text 4. ");
builder.InsertFootnote(FootnoteType.Footnote, "Footnote 4.");


builder.Write("Text 1. ");
builder.InsertFootnote(FootnoteType.Endnote, "Endnote 1.");
builder.Write("Text 2. ");
builder.InsertFootnote(FootnoteType.Endnote, "Endnote 2.");
builder.Write("Text 3. ");
builder.InsertFootnote(FootnoteType.Endnote, "Endnote 3.");
builder.Write("Text 4. ");
builder.InsertFootnote(FootnoteType.Endnote, "Endnote 4.");

// By default, the reference symbol for each footnote and endnote is its index
// among all the document's footnotes/endnotes. Each document maintains separate counts
// for footnotes and endnotes and does not restart these counts at any point.
Assert.AreEqual(doc.FootnoteOptions.RestartRule, FootnoteNumberingRule.Default);
Assert.AreEqual(FootnoteNumberingRule.Default, FootnoteNumberingRule.Continuous);

// We can use the "RestartRule" property to get the document to restart
// the footnote/endnote counts at a new page or section.
doc.FootnoteOptions.RestartRule = FootnoteNumberingRule.RestartPage;
doc.EndnoteOptions.RestartRule = FootnoteNumberingRule.RestartSection;

doc.Save(ArtifactsDir + "InlineStory.NumberingRule.docx");

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