Bug 118216 - Edit > Reference > Footnote or Endnote... doesn't work
Summary: Edit > Reference > Footnote or Endnote... doesn't work
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Footnote-Endnote
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Reported: 2018-06-17 21:04 UTC by andreas_k
Modified: 2018-06-18 13:53 UTC (History)
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Description andreas_k 2018-06-17 21:04:29 UTC
You can insert a foot or endnote via Insert -> Footnote or Endnote -> Footnote

You can edit the formating via Tools -> Footnotes and Endnotes... which work well (.uno:FootnoteDialog)


You can't edit the footnote with Edit -> References -> Footnotes and Endnotes (.uno:EditFootnote)

I would recommend to remove EditFootnote from Edit -> References and move there FootnoteDialog from Tools.
Comment 1 Thomas Lendo 2018-06-17 21:32:27 UTC
Confirmed with Version:
Build ID: bf1f49c837264c8f59197b9487d40e32821526c3
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.13; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
Locale: de-DE (de_DE.UTF-8); Calc: group threaded

Weird. What dialog window should be opened by Edit > Reference > Footnote or Endnote...?
Comment 2 andreas_k 2018-06-17 21:36:17 UTC
Confirmed with Version: 6.1 Beta 2
Comment 3 Thomas Lendo 2018-06-17 21:52:09 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 andreas_k 2018-06-17 21:53:54 UTC
And what's the difference between EditFootnote and FootnoteDialog in
Comment 5 Maxim Monastirsky 2018-06-17 21:59:39 UTC
It does work for me with 6.0 and master, after I select the reference in the document body. The dialog is basically the same as for Insert -> Footnote or Endnote, and it allows to switch automatic numbering to a fixed symbol, and also turn footnote to endnote and vice versa. None of these possible with the dialog from Tools -> Footnotes and Endnotes...
Comment 6 Thomas Lendo 2018-06-17 22:15:48 UTC
It works if you select the footnote reference from right to left. But it doesn't work if you select the reference from left to right.

Same problem in LibreOffice
Comment 7 Heiko Tietze 2018-06-18 13:43:32 UTC
(In reply to Thomas Lendo from comment #6)
> But it doesn't work if you select the reference from left to right.

...which is a different topic. Edit > Reference > Footnote operates on the current selection and that's a WFM.
Comment 8 andreas_k 2018-06-18 13:53:45 UTC
I understood that the feature work but it look also that how to use the .uno:EditFootnote function isn't 100% clear for some users here (including me).

So does it work for the LibO persona, is it self explanation or can we improve the description, ...