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Bug 123027 - FOOTNOTE SETTING DIALOG: Changing character style of footnote area has no effect
Summary: FOOTNOTE SETTING DIALOG: Changing character style of footnote area has no effect
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86 (IA32) All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: bibisected, bisected, regression
: 127254 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Footnote-Endnote-Properties
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Reported: 2019-01-29 00:25 UTC by Daniele
Modified: 2019-09-04 15:47 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Daniele 2019-01-29 00:25:24 UTC
I have found that now Writer does not let me change the footnote style in the footer from character to anchor. When I select that (unfortunately at my University, the footnote numbers must be in superscript) and I press OK, nothing happens and it stays the same. I have found a "temporary" workaround in setting for the footnote in the footer to set it as endnote anchor and boom the number is in superscript. However, when I do insert a new footnote, all the footnotes numbers goes back to "character" style. Therefore, the only way to make it work is to ignore it, finish the document, then use the workaround method and do not touch the document and just save it. 

Using LibreOffice on Mac OSX High Sierra 10.14.3

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Insert footnote
2. Go to Tools, footnotes and endnotes, in styles change the footnote area to anchor
3.Insert a new footnote

Actual Results:
Nothing happen

Expected Results:
Should change te footnote area number into superscript

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: Yes

OpenGL enabled: Yes

Additional Info:
Comment 1 Telesto 2019-01-29 16:19:16 UTC
Repro with
Build ID: 6740443311268b7d918bf4f43134d64fb78a0109
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.3; UI render: default; VCL: win; 
TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:master, Time: 2019-01-15_23:37:04
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: CL

but not with
Build ID: f3153a8b245191196a4b6b9abd1d0da16eead600
Locale: nl_NL
Comment 2 eisa01 2019-08-31 12:53:39 UTC
Reported on macOS, but confirmed on Windows, so setting OS to all
Comment 3 Dieter 2019-09-03 17:36:59 UTC
Still present in

Version: (x64)
Build ID: 01837a85004a6f891a09c0a63ed7eff75d634827
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: GL; VCL: win; 
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@62-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2019-09-01_00:07:05
Locale: en-GB (de_DE); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 4 Dieter 2019-09-03 17:38:12 UTC
*** Bug 127254 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Mike Kaganski 2019-09-03 18:56:17 UTC
(From bug 127254 comment #3)
> That was changed in
Comment 6 Mike Kaganski 2019-09-03 18:57:51 UTC
(From bug 127254 comment #2)
> "Footnote Anchor" and "Footnote Characters" are two *character styles* that
> define the appearance of the relevant symbols. In fact, it is *not* expected
> that you would need that dialog to modify what you need; instead, it is
> expected that you open Styles (F11), go to Character styles ("A" button
> there), right-click "Footnote Characters" and choose "Modify...", and make
> necessary adjustments (e.g., on the Position tab - set Superscript).
> I don't know why it was disabled to select the same character style for both
> numbers in anchors and footnote area
Comment 7 raal 2019-09-04 15:47:43 UTC
(In reply to Mike Kaganski from comment #5)
> (From bug 127254 comment #3)
> > That was changed in
> >

Adding cc to Bjoern