The option to convert all notes in one shot would be a great feature for authors or typesetters with documents that contain a lot of footnotes or endnotes. It is very easy to do it manually, in the case of odt files by unzipping contents.xml from the .odt, then just changing the note-class instances accordingly, e.g. with the sed command, then updating the odt with the zip command. (For fodt files it's even simpler to do.) So I assume it would be comparably easy to implement it into LibreOffice Writer. There should also be a couple of sub-options:
(1) Exchange footnotes and endnotes
[This would change all footnotes into endnotes, and all previous endnotes into footnotes]
(2) Change footnotes into endnotes and merge with existing endnotes
(3) Change endnotes into footnotes and merge with existing footnotes
[Sub-options 2 & 3 would require renumbering.]
Steps to Reproduce:
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Fine enhancement request.
For a workaround: https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/5341/is-there-a-way-to-convert-all-footnotes-to-endnotes-and-vice-versa/
Thanks for the suggestion. Just a heads up that volunteers tackle enhancements so there is no guarantee that this will ever be done. Someone would have to find it interesting enough to deal with.
Thank you for the quick reply. I understand the development situation, and it's not pressing for me. I have created a little workflow that will do the conversion, if I need it: https://github.com/JayBrown/nnConv (Will try to add docx support as well, but that format is way crazier.) The workflow is macOS only, so in the end a LibreOffice Writer in-software solution would be better for all users.
(In reply to Joss Brown from comment #2)
> Thank you for the quick reply. I understand the development situation, and
> it's not pressing for me. I have created a little workflow that will do the
> conversion, if I need it: https://github.com/JayBrown/nnConv (Will try to
> add docx support as well, but that format is way crazier.) The workflow is
> macOS only, so in the end a LibreOffice Writer in-software solution would be
> better for all users.
Fantastic. If you're ever in the mood to swing into our chat to say hello - always looking for new hands to help out with the endless task of triaging and finding bugs :)