Bug 155712 - Footnote numbering should be page-style-specific
Summary: Footnote numbering should be page-style-specific
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
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Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
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Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Footnote-Endnote-Properties ODF
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Reported: 2023-06-06 20:21 UTC by Eyal Rozenberg
Modified: 2023-06-08 20:52 UTC (History)
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Description Eyal Rozenberg 2023-06-06 20:21:26 UTC
Footnote autonumbering might need to have different styles in different parts of the document. For example: Latin numerals on LTR/Latin-text pages, Hebrew or Arabic numbers on RTL page with Hebrew/Arabic content. Or perhaps pages in thematically different areas of the document, with one of them befitting a star, dagger, section etc. and another befitting numbers.

So, I suggest this be made a feature of the Page Style, not the document like it is now (at least, UI-wise).
Comment 1 Heiko Tietze 2023-06-07 12:43:04 UTC
Got any backing to the requirement? I mean APA, IEEE, CMOS...
Comment 2 Eyal Rozenberg 2023-06-07 17:18:50 UTC
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #1)
> Got any backing to the requirement? I mean APA, IEEE, CMOS...

No. And isn't CMOS a semiconductor technology name? 8-|  But:

1. If I want to combine two documents into one, I would need to be able to switch footnote autonumbering settings.

2. The Western-and-CTL document example: It doesn't make sense for a document in, say, German and Farsi, to have Latin-letter footnote references in the Farsi parts; nor does it make sense to have Farsi/Arabic-letter footnotes in the German part. So the way things stand now, either I not use alphabet letter at all in a multi-language document, or I need the ability to change autonumbering style.
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2023-06-08 08:16:57 UTC
Tried with two documents, the first using numbers for footnotes the second letters. Adding the second into a new document, as you do with master documents, takes the numbering scheme from this document - which is numbers by default.

I see no way to have two schemes living together in harmony.
Comment 4 Dieter 2023-06-08 16:13:45 UTC
Eyal, I can't remember that I've ever seen it in real life. So is it a common layout?
Comment 5 Eyal Rozenberg 2023-06-08 20:52:41 UTC
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #3)
> I see no way to have two schemes living together in harmony.

If this bug is resolved, then they will live together in harmony. Although - one would have to have differently-named page styles for with the different auto-numbering schemes (unless bug 155740 is resolved.)