When a footnote is inserted, the number of it in the note should use a small type. Instead, the normal formatting is used, which looks non-standard, ugly, and different from what generally happens in other office suites.
I have attached two screenshots, one showing some footnotes in Word, the other showing the same document in Libreoffice.
Insert a footnote or open a document with footnotes.
The number of the footnote should be smaller than the rest of the text.
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Screenshot of a footnote correctly displayed in Word
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Screenshot of a footnote in Libreoffice
Please attach a sample file with the issue.
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docx document that is displayed correctly in Word but not in Writer
This is a document that Word displays correctly while Writer doesn't. The footnote number should be displayed as a superscript, and not as a normal type.
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This is a document created in Writer with the same problem
This is a .odt document created in Writer with the same problem, to prove that the issue happens independently of the document format. It is very easy to reproduce it: just insert a footnote and the number of it will be written as a normal type and not as a superscript (as shown in the screenshot).
You can very easily obtain that effect by editing the character style called "Footnote characters": on the "Position" tab select "Superscript". So this is not really a bug, it's just a matter of default options. Maybe this report should be set as an "enhancement request"?
Thanks, I will do it, when creating a document in Libreoffice.
Still, the problem remains for documents created in Office, like the one I've attached: the footnotes are displayed differently in Libreoffice.
I have tried your solution, but it is not actually functional: with it, the WHOLE footnote becomes superscript, while only the number has to.
Nevermind, I apologise, I edited the style "Footnote" and not "Footnote characters". I can confirm that this solves it. Only the issue of properly opening Word documents remains.
Thanks for reporting the bug.
It seems to be a duplicate of bug 82173
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 82173 ***