There are a number of ways in which extra information can be provided via your webpage. As well as simple links to other pages (in the Sutton Poyntz website or elsewhere), you can consider the use of:

  • Tooltip - text information that pops up while a user's mouse hovers over a link;
  • Lightbox - a more complex window, containing an image with a text title, that pops up when a user clicks on a link, until it is dismissed by the user;
  • Footnotes - numbered references at the foot of a page, pointed to via reference numbers in the main text of the page;
  • Reference page - a separate page containing a numbered list of references pointed to via reference numbers on other pages.

This page illustrates how a footnote should look. At the bottom of the page, there should be a horizontal line; below the horizontal line is a numbered list containing the footnotes and/or reference details. In the text, references to entries in the numbered list are included as superscripted reference numbers, in square brackets e.g. [2]. Note that we do not distinguish between footnotes and References - they are all part of the same numbered list. Detailed instructions for how to create and use a list of footnotes and References follow:

  • At the bottom of the page, add a horizontal line, using the Insert Horizontal Line button in the Editor Toolbar;
  • Below the horizontal line, create a numbered list, using the Insert/Remove Numbered List button;
  • Add entries (footnotes or References) to the numbered list. Each entry will be numbered;
  • For each entry, point to the start of the entry, and add an Anchor point, using the Anchor button. Give the anchor point an appropriate name;
  • In the text above the horizontal line, point to where you want to refer to the footnote or Reference. Click the Superscript button, and enter the number of the footnote or Reference in square brackets.
  • Select the footnote/reference number and square brackets, and follow the instructions for linking to an anchor in the same page.

It is also possible to use a separate References page, with a list of References that can be referred to from a number of other pages.


  1. For footnotes and References, you can add a numbered list below a horizontal line at the bottom of the page, as here. The pointer in the text should be superscripted, in square brackets, as shown above. Even better, create an Anchor for the footnote or reference at the bottom of the page, and turn the pointer within the text into a link to the Anchor - see the guidance on links.
  2. You can also create a list of References on a References page, and refer to those references from other pages. Creating a link to the References page itself is fairly straightforward (see the guidance on links); creating and using an Anchor point within the References page is slightly more difficult - see the guidance on References page.