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Changing the number format for a footnote

"I want to be able to repeat a number but it won't let me. For example I noted up to 3 sources and I wanted to go back to the first source, and it would continue counting.”

Click on the little 1/2 square with a downward facing arrow in the references tab in the footnotes section. It is something most people would not notice.

Word 2007 footnote endnote

A foot note and end note window opens and gives you options to change the number format.

Word 2007 footnote endnote window

In the format section you can choose your options from a dropdown arrow. Or in the box above change the start number. Let me know if this helps.