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Bug 122691 - Export full tooltip for footnote number to PDF
Summary: Export full tooltip for footnote number to PDF
Status: UNCONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Printing and PDF export (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
6.0.7.3 release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: PDF-Export
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Reported: 2019-01-13 16:19 UTC by Paul Unger
Modified: 2019-09-26 10:48 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Attachments
simple document to show footnote tooltip behaviour (13.69 KB, application/pdf)
2019-05-18 13:24 UTC, Paul Unger
Details

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Description Paul Unger 2019-01-13 16:19:41 UTC
When I hover over a footnote marker in Writer I get a pop-up that shows the content of the footnote. Very nice! When I export to PDF, all I get when I hover over a footnote marker is a page number reference... Writer is smart enough to process the page number that the footnote appears on for export to PDF, so it should be able to process the actual content of the footnote, no? I'd rather get the footnote content; the page number is redundant and embarrassing. So if this request is not possible, at the very least it would be nice to strip out the hover-to-show-page-number. [Yes, I think it's that bad... :-( ] Thanks for any help with this!
Comment 1 Usama 2019-05-17 15:01:33 UTC
Thank you for reporting this issue. I had the same experience you had but only with Evnice the default PDF viewer for Ubuntu.
I've tried using Acrobat reader, Sumatra PDF and Firefox internal PDF viewer none of them showed any tooltip when hovering above the footnote reference. Are you using Windows? What is your PDF viewer.

That is for the first part, However I personally believe that Libreoffice should support tooltip.

For now I'm setting the bug status to NEEDINFO, Please set it to UNCONFIRMED again after providing the requested info.

If you have time, please check the latest version from master, you can find an Appimage version here for Linux: https://www.libreoffice.org/download/appimage/
For Windows: https://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/master/Win-x86@42/current/

If the bug is present, please leave a comment that includes the information from Help - About LibreOffice.
 
If the bug is NOT present, please set the bug's Status field to RESOLVED-WORKSFORME and leave a comment that includes the information from Help - About LibreOffice.

You can always visit our QA channel #libreoffice-qa@freenode if you need help with bugs
https://irc.documentfoundation.org/?settings=#libreoffice-qa


Version: 6.3.0.0.alpha0+
Build ID: 98630a0bd49bd80652145a21e4e0d0ded792b36b
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@86-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2019-05-04_04:44:35
Locale: en-US (tr_TR.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded

And Windows:

Version: 6.3.0.0.alpha1+
Build ID: 31cc28ca7c02f28b64e9d757c9fc17e2a81ba352
CPU threads: 1; OS: Windows 6.1; UI render: default; VCL: win; 
TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:master, Time: 2019-05-15_04:21:42
Locale: en-US (en_US); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 2 Paul Unger 2019-05-18 13:00:58 UTC
(In reply to Usama from comment #1)
> Thank you for reporting this issue. I had the same experience you had but
> only with Evnice the default PDF viewer for Ubuntu.
> I've tried using Acrobat reader, Sumatra PDF and Firefox internal PDF viewer
> none of them showed any tooltip when hovering above the footnote reference.
> Are you using Windows? What is your PDF viewer.
> 
> That is for the first part, However I personally believe that Libreoffice
> should support tooltip.
> 
> For now I'm setting the bug status to NEEDINFO, Please set it to UNCONFIRMED
> again after providing the requested info.
> 
> If you have time, please check the latest version from master, you can find
> an Appimage version here for Linux:
> https://www.libreoffice.org/download/appimage/
> For Windows:
> https://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/master/Win-x86@42/current/
> 
> If the bug is present, please leave a comment that includes the information
> from Help - About LibreOffice.
>  
> If the bug is NOT present, please set the bug's Status field to
> RESOLVED-WORKSFORME and leave a comment that includes the information from
> Help - About LibreOffice.
> 
> You can always visit our QA channel #libreoffice-qa@freenode if you need
> help with bugs
> https://irc.documentfoundation.org/?settings=#libreoffice-qa
> 
> 
> Version: 6.3.0.0.alpha0+
> Build ID: 98630a0bd49bd80652145a21e4e0d0ded792b36b
> CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
> TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@86-TDF, Branch:master, Time:
> 2019-05-04_04:44:35
> Locale: en-US (tr_TR.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US
> Calc: threaded
> 
> And Windows:
> 
> Version: 6.3.0.0.alpha1+
> Build ID: 31cc28ca7c02f28b64e9d757c9fc17e2a81ba352
> CPU threads: 1; OS: Windows 6.1; UI render: default; VCL: win; 
> TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:master, Time: 2019-05-15_04:21:42
> Locale: en-US (en_US); UI-Language: en-US
> Calc: threaded

As I noted when I filed the bug, I use Windows (specifically 7). My PDF program of choice is PDF-XChange Editor (currently v. 7.0), previously PDF-XChange Viewer.

I'll give "the latest version from master" a try and report back.
Comment 3 Paul Unger 2019-05-18 13:24:14 UTC
Created attachment 151499 [details]
simple document to show footnote tooltip behaviour
Comment 4 Paul Unger 2019-05-18 13:25:25 UTC
I made a brief test document using LO 6.3.0.0 Alpha. The results are the same as when I first filed the bug report--the tooltip in the exported PDF file displays the page number and not the footnote contents, as LibreOffice does. I will try to attach the PDF file so you can see the results.
Comment 5 Paul Unger 2019-05-18 13:29:08 UTC
Just seeing you asked me to post the Help > About info. Here it is:
Version: 6.3.0.0.alpha1+
Build ID: 10d8682e4cf77361e0ebf68a4ea1b565f05e91a9
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.1; UI render: default; VCL: win; 
TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:master, Time: 2019-05-18_00:57:48
Locale: en-CA (en_CA); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded
And I also reset the bug to UNCONFIRMED, as you requested.
Comment 6 Xisco Faulí 2019-06-27 16:52:45 UTC
(In reply to Paul Unger from comment #4)
> I made a brief test document using LO 6.3.0.0 Alpha. The results are the
> same as when I first filed the bug report--the tooltip in the exported PDF
> file displays the page number and not the footnote contents, as LibreOffice
> does. I will try to attach the PDF file so you can see the results.

Could you please attach a PDF created by another software that does create the full tooltip for comparison ?
Comment 7 Paul Unger 2019-06-28 21:20:51 UTC
(In reply to Xisco Faulí from comment #6)
> Could you please attach a PDF created by another software that does create
> the full tooltip for comparison ?
Sorry, no I can't... I had a looked at a number of PDFs (mostly linguistics papers) and they either show page number or what seems to be 'consecutive number' or nothing at all.

But to quote from my original post: Writer is smart enough to process the page number that the footnote appears on for export to PDF, so it should be able to process the actual content of the footnote, no? I'd rather get the footnote content than the page number; the latter is redundant and embarrassing. If this request is *not* possible, at the very least it would be nice to strip out the hover-to-show-page-number.

Thanks!
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2019-06-29 02:59:54 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)