Exporting to pdf does not include footers. This feature is available when you export a Google doc to epub, would make life better if available in LO export to epub.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create Writer document with footers.
2.Export to epub format.
Exported epub does not retain / include footers.
Expect footers to be retained and in their proper place in epub created when exporting from LO.
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Description should have said "epub," not "pdf."
I confirm it with
Version: 188.8.131.52.alpha0+ (x64)
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Same with header.
This already works if you set layout method to fixed. Reflowable content has no pages, so has no header or footer, either. Anything left to fix here?
(In reply to Miklos Vajna from comment #3)
> This already works if you set layout method to fixed. Reflowable content has
> no pages, so has no header or footer, either. Anything left to fix here?
Thank you for the information. But I think there is some more information needed within LO. At least within the documentation. What I would prefer is - if you choose "Export to EPB directly" a warning like "Your document contains header or footer. Please choose 'Export as EPUB' if you want to remain them"
Export Directly as EPUB bypasses the option dialog - not useful here.
Export as EPUB gives you an option to select a Version
- EPUB 3.0
- EPUB 2.0
The average user is not going to know what this means.
That 3.0 is fixed layout (like a PDF), and
that 2.0 is reflowable without layout like headers and footers.
And there is nothing in the Help page for that dialog which explains anything.
So unless a user knows the EPUB standards/specifications they are operating blind.
Sorry, this is misleading. EPUB 3.0 supports both reflowable and fixed layout.
https://help.libreoffice.org/6.2/en-US/text/shared/01/ref_epub_export.html is relatively clear on this, see the "layout method" section. Is there anything that you would detail more there?
(In reply to Miklos Vajna from comment #6)
> Sorry, this is misleading. EPUB 3.0 supports both reflowable and fixed
> is relatively clear on this, see the "layout method" section. Is there
> anything that you would detail more there?
Determines if a reflowable or a fixed layout EPUB will be generated.
Reflowable: The content flows, or reflows, to fit the screen and to fit the needs of the user.
Fixed: Gives greater control over presentation when a reflowable EPUB is not suitable for the content.
If there are certain cases (like header and footer), where reflowable EPUB is never suitable, this cases shoulds be mentioned here
OK, I'll take care of this.
Miklos Vajna committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#118771 EPUB export: document that reflowable content has no page style
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