Possible to work around by building footer in main text then copying into footer, but working directly in footer worked in version 5.
No crash for me with the current master and LO 6.0 under Ubuntu 16.04.
What is your OS, the LO version (see Help > About LibreOffice) ?
Set status to NEEDINFO, please set it back to UNCONFIRMED once requested
informations are provided.
Best regards. JBF
This is weird. I find that that the bug persists on my principal desktop (running Windows 10 Pro), but no bug/crash on another desktop and a laptop, both running the same version of LO and both supposedly running the same Windows 10 (the desktop the Home version; the laptop the Pro version).
When I said earlier that a work around was to enter the fields in the main text and then copy to the footer, I was using that second desktop. I verified today that I can write fields directly into the footer on that device. But, if I try to call Insert>More Fields on the first desktop, LO-6 will crash when I am writing to text or to footer.
The problem never arose under LO-5. "Document Recovery" was common under LO-5 when saved documents were reopened, but the recovery was almost always successful and done quickly. Document Recovery was not so common before under OpenOffice (or MS Word).
Thank you for reporting the bug. To be certain the reported issue is not
related to corruption in the user profile, could you please reset your
Libreoffice profile ( https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/UserProfile ) and
I have set the bug's status to 'NEEDINFO'. Please change it back to
'UNCONFIRMED' if the issue is still present
Thank you. Resetting the profile solved the problem ... and explained why it was present on only one of three local PCs. Resolved, I belieed.
(In reply to Dean from comment #4)
> Thank you. Resetting the profile solved the problem ... and explained why
> it was present on only one of three local PCs. Resolved, I belieed.
Thank you for the test and your answer. So closing as WorksForMe.
Best regards. JBF