Created attachment 127727 [details]
Books in the humanities often have footnotes (or endnotes) near the end of the book, but restart the numbering by chapter.
I write "near end", because often index, bibliography, author-remarks follow these notes (see attached example).
One solution would be to allow endnotes numbering to restart. This would not solve the notes-*near*-the-end-problem, or add a way to have chapter headlines between chapter notes. But both of these problems have hacks, not pretty, but would work till a more satisfying change could be implemeted.
A possibly better solution might be to add an option to add footnotes "at footnote-anchor". By default this anchor could be at end of the chapter, but the user could move the anchors towards "near" the end, add chapter headers and or separators in between, and text afterwards.
I marked this feature request "normal" since it only matters for a subset of writer users. But for these users the feature is critical. I had to switch away from (then) staroffice for a book editing project because of this.
Depending on the possible solution, these feature requests might be affected:
97675 35474 55436 52048
What is the difference to bug 97675? (If none we could make it a duplicate of this one.)
Bug 97675 would be a subset of this (Sorry for that oversight.)
It looks like 97675 would bring LibreOffice to what MSWord can do.
MSWord still needs "hacks" to achieve something that looks like the example layout. Headings between notes and further text after the endnotes are still problematic in Word. One partial MSWord hack is to suppress the notes and have them appear at the end of a section (seemingly after the main text). For more flexibility MS suggests converting the notes to text.
The more elegant solution is to have a (somewhat*) moveable endnote anchor like in latex.
*maybe "somewhat" moveable to avoid circularity & rendering hell
*** Bug 122828 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 122933 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I'd like to reiterate this request. Most modern books seem to use endnotes divided into chapters, with the chapter number and name inserted at the head of each chapter's footnotes.
Oops: "footnotes" should read "endnotes".
I agree: I think this feature is very important for the future of LibreOffice Writer.