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Bug 127146 - Footnotes "After" space disappears while saving as DOC
Summary: Footnotes "After" space disappears while saving as DOC
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
4.1 all versions
Hardware: All All
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: filter:doc
Depends on:
Blocks: Footnote-Endnote-Properties
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Reported: 2019-08-25 09:30 UTC by cbogdanov
Modified: 2020-02-28 09:29 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

Properly formatted ODF (9.46 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2019-08-25 09:31 UTC, cbogdanov
The same document in DOC, with bug (9.50 KB, application/msword)
2019-08-25 09:32 UTC, cbogdanov

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Description cbogdanov 2019-08-25 09:30:37 UTC
While using a "Tools -> Footnotes and Endnotes -> After" to set a proper indent betwen footnote number and footnote itself, I found that it's not work for DOC.

When I save ny file as ODT, all looks quiet good. But when I save it as Word 97-2003 DOC, whatever characters set in "Tools -> Footnotes and Endnotes", completely disappears both from menu settings and from text itself.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set Tools -> Footnotes and Endnotes -> After and type whatever (some spaces, f.e.)
2. Enter a footnote in text
3. Save file as ODT
4. Reload ODT file. All looks good: there are "after" characters
5. Save file as Word 97-2003 DOC
6. Reload DOC file. "After" characters disappears both in Tools menu window and in document's footnotes 

Actual Results:
Characters set in "After" section disappears and not applied to text

Expected Results:
Characters from "After" section is saved and applied in text

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Comment 1 cbogdanov 2019-08-25 09:31:47 UTC
Created attachment 153632 [details]
Properly formatted ODF
Comment 2 cbogdanov 2019-08-25 09:32:18 UTC
Created attachment 153633 [details]
The same document in DOC, with bug
Comment 3 Dieter 2019-08-30 12:37:10 UTC
I confirm it with

Version: (x64)
Build ID: 3e64065612acec2eb29aa21e2b515953422256d7
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: GL; VCL: win; 
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@62-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2019-08-15_22:57:26
Locale: de-DE (de_DE); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 4 Xisco Faulí 2019-09-02 15:53:27 UTC
Also reproduced in

Build ID: c15927f20d4727c3b8de68497b6949e72f9e6e9e


Version (Build ID: efca6f15609322f62a35619619a6d5fe5c9bd5a)
Comment 5 Julien Nabet 2020-02-28 09:29:55 UTC
I gave a try at to create a brand new doc in Word 365.
I don't see the options "Before" or "After" for "endnote" or "footnote" in Word.

Perhaps we lose "Before" and "After" info because doc and docx format don't have these notions?