Bug 106686 - Restart the numbering footnotes at the beginning of each chapter but there is no option to add chapter
Summary: Restart the numbering footnotes at the beginning of each chapter but there is...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-03-21 21:22 UTC by Monika Siwek
Modified: 2017-06-28 14:43 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Windows where you can set footnotes numbering per chapter (13.51 KB, image/png)
2017-03-23 18:39 UTC, Rafal

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Description Monika Siwek 2017-03-21 21:22:06 UTC
How can I add chapter, so my Writer restarts numbering footnotes at the beginning of each chapter? I am writing my BA Thesis and it is a rule in Poland for my footnotes to start numbering from 1 in every chapter.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Write several chapters
2. Add footnotes
3. Try to number them from 1 in every chapter

Actual Results:  
The footnotes are numbering constantly without per chapter reset.

Expected Results:
The footnotes starts numbering from 1 for each chapter.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
I think there should be an option to specify where the chapter starts or to set on which pages counting of footnotes resets.

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/57.0.2987.110 Safari/537.36
Comment 1 Xisco Faulí 2017-03-21 23:13:40 UTC
Hello Monika,
you can find the answer here: https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/3086/how-do-you-reset-page-numbering/
Comment 2 Monika Siwek 2017-03-22 17:05:50 UTC
I don't want to reset page numbering, but I want to reset footnotes numbering.
Comment 3 Rafal 2017-03-23 18:39:15 UTC
Created attachment 132109 [details]
Windows where you can set footnotes numbering per chapter
Comment 4 Rafal 2017-03-23 18:42:58 UTC
This is the only solution:

(a) Highlight your "Chapter 1" 
(b) Format ---> Paragraph ---> "Outline & Numbering" 
(c) Set "Outline level" to read "Level 1." 
(d) Repeat (a)-(c) for each additional chapter.
(e) Tools ---> Footnotes/Endnotes and set "Counting" to "Per Chapter"

You cannot mark beginning of each chapter in a different way. 

That "Per chapter" option misleads users, it should be "Per outline level 1" as there is no such thing as "chapter" in Writer.