If I take a .odt document and have Writer export it as a .pdf, the endnotes are only hyperlinked to the footnote text in one direction: from the text proper to the endnote section. However, the reverse is not true: the endnote itself does not have a "return" hyperlink which should return the reader to the place in the text proper where the footnote was inserted. Now, if one clicks on a footnote in the text, the reader must scroll all the way back through the document to find the place where they left off reading.
In the .odt text the hyperlinked endnote travels in both directions, which makes reading much easier.
I hope that makes sense!
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Please, add small document that demonstrates this problem
(so I can verify if this function already implemented or not)
The status is unchanged. Links only function in one direction in the .pdf.
Sorry, disregard the previous note. I was testing with LibreOffice 3.4.4
I'm unable to test with the beta at the moment. Does anyone else help?
Created attachment 57808 [details]
test case to demonstrate endnote automatic link
in 3.6.0 master in created pdf no link from text to endnote and no link from endnote to text (at lease I not found in Okular)
Me too: Now (LO writer 3.5.0) the endnote anchor isn't linking to the endnote, in the exported PDF.
I can confirm that this behavior exists in 3.5.2. 1. A pdf's endnotes are only hyperlinked one way. This makes reading the document extremely difficult.
Sorry, but "Version" is most early version where problem found, not current version. Changing again to 3.3.2
Links do not work either way; neither from text to endnote nor from endnote to text.
Same for me:
Links do not work either way; neither from text to endnote nor from endnote to text. Version: 220.127.116.11
This appears to be a regression. Happy to pay to have it fixed.
At the very least, endnotes should be correctly linked to from the body text.
This problem still exists in LibreOffice Writer version 18.104.22.168
Because I read my Writer created documents in pdf form, I need for the footnotes or endnotes to link back to the main text anchors.
I am using manually loaded bookmarks and hyperlinks instead of the insert footnote/endnote function to get endnotes that link back to the main text in exported pdfs.
Is there any possibility of this being corrected any time soon?
Still the same bug with version 22.214.171.124 !
In the pdf, there is no link from text to endnote, and no link back from endnote to text.
This is quite a problem, because i use endnote for large documents.
How can we know if and when this bug could be corrected ?
Thanks a lot !
I have just checked in 126.96.36.199 that for pagenote, in the generated pdf, there is a link between main text and pagenote, but there is not the inverse link between note and main text.
Both the links are available in LibreOffice, both for PageNote en EndNote.
The bug is really more important for endnote, specially for a large document.
I have changed the title of the report, as this is a bug and not a new feature.
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I'm using the version of LibreOffice 5.0.5 with Ubuntu 15.04 and still exists this bug when exporting a writer document to PDF.
Thanks a lot
Inherited from OOo and regression too?
I downloaded LO3.3 and used it in Windows 8.1.
In LO3.3 the footnotes and endnotes are linked in both ways in the text.
When exported to PDF, the links work in one way, that is from the text to the footnotes and endnotes.
In Windows 8.1, LO 188.8.131.52, there are no links in the exported PDFs at all working.
I would appreciate it very much if this feature would work.
> "pdf export loses footnote/endnote-link back to anchor"
>> chrk 2008-11-16 21:21:59
> In a pdf-document exported from this Writer-document the hyperlink from anchor
> to endnote is functional, but the endnote character has no link back to the
Both a regression for the most important part (reference to endnote link), and a "enhancement" (endnote back to text body's reference link)
Confirmed for 184.108.40.206
I don't think this bug is too complicated to fix. Please, lots of people are reporting this and it has been years since it was first reported.
Bug confirmed for Writer Version: 220.127.116.11.
footnote and endnote: both directions ok
In exported PDF:
footnote: down to footnote ok, back to text broken
endnote: both directions broken
Build ID: 1:5.4.5-0ubuntu0.17.10.5 OS: Linux 4.13
Build-ID: 79c9829dd5d8054ec39a82dc51cd9eff340dbee8 BS: Windows 5.1
Is a basic feature, many people are waiting for correction.
Probably much more didn't find this bug report yet.
Especially broken endnote back jump is a problem.
Affects also long-term filing of *.odt files with PDF/A
Confirmed for 18.104.22.168
Endnote confirmed in 22.214.171.124
Created attachment 148722 [details]
Test doc for pdf export bug endnote links
Created attachment 148723 [details]
Test pdf showing export bug endnote links
I can confirm this bug with the following version and setup:
Build ID: 1:6.2.2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1~lo1
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3;
Locale: en-AU (en_AU.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-GB
Changing priority back to 'medium' since the number of duplicates is lower than 5
when libreoffice writer file is exported to pdf,Link to Endnote is not even in one direction in PDF.
Mahipal, it's clearly written "Version: (earliest affected)" , do not change.
*** Bug 131488 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
One-way link for endnotes used to work in OO 3.3 and Lo 3.3 (and Description is correct). But I see that it doesn't work all the way from LO 3.5.
Such an old regression may be notBibisectable, so I marked bug 131488 duplicate. Repro 7.0+.
Problem still exists in 126.96.36.199 May 2020 and was first reported 2011. This has become personally urgent, is there a quick fix. My thesis depends on long endnotes as feature of its electronic publishing. I am despearate at this stage.
(In reply to Greg Schofield from comment #32)
> Problem still exists in 188.8.131.52 May 2020 and was first reported 2011. This
> has become personally urgent, is there a quick fix. My thesis depends on
> long endnotes as feature of its electronic publishing. I am despearate at
> this stage.
The "need info" tag is for developers asking for more information about the problem, not for user support. For help on building a "work around" for the problem, please use the service at
Setting issue again to "new."
*** Bug 132836 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This is a big deal for book writers. It impacts negatively on the utility of the document to the reader.
(In reply to R. Green from comment #35)
> This is a big deal for book writers. It impacts negatively on the utility of
> the document to the reader.
I’d like to chime in – if someone intends to write an academic or scientific text and to publish it (which implies the text needs to be in PDF format), this broken feature will prevent that he/she can use LibreOffice at all. And my guess would be that this is a lot of people. So this isn’t a minor problem.
This problem was first reported almost 10 years ago. So, please change “Importance” in the bug description at least to “normal”, and please somebody take care of the fix.
All that has to be done is to create sort of an “internal links” or bookmarks in the exported PDF
By the way, in the ODT format the “jump” works perfectly for endnotes (i.e. a click on the endnote marker in the text produces a jump to the endnote, a click on the index in front of the respective endnote produces a jump back to the marker in the text.
And note also: for footnotes, the “jump” function in the exported PDF is actually working – even though only one-way, i.e. to the footnote on the bottom of the page, but not back to the marker in the text, which is probably acceptable for footnotes since one stays on the same text page; and, this is also the way that it is implemented in the ODT file.
Problem still exists in Version: 184.108.40.206 (Build-ID: 1:6.4.6-0ubuntu0.20.04.1) in December 2020.
One of the clear advantages that pdfs should have over hard copy is the ability to INSTANTLY access endnotes. It's loss is definately a blow for non-fiction/technical authors.
Still reproducible in the following version:
Build ID: 00(Build:2)
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: en-AU (en_AU.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Ubuntu package version: 1:7.0.4_rc2-0ubuntu0.18.04.2
It does not link either way.
Adding regression keyword as it seems to be a double-regression, according to previous comments.
I tested with Linux's bibisect-43all, and the PDF produced by LO 3.5 did not have any endnote linking in it when opened with Document Viewer.
(Some notes: Footnote linking worked in LO3.5 from text body to footnote only - and it still works in 7.2+. Also, I had to use Document Viewer in Ubuntu 20.04 - 16.04 didn't work.)
I also tested with Word 2010. The PDF produced by Word doesn't have any linking at all.
An internet search makes me wonder if endnotes are even a concept in PDFs.
(In reply to Justin L from comment #41)
> An internet search makes me wonder if endnotes are even a concept in PDFs.
They are if you use LaTeX + Hyperref + enotez packages. Indeed, with such setup links go both directions: click in the anchor and go to the note, click on the note and go to the anchor.
This really very annoying bug!