Bug 45389 - FORMATTING: Footnote Tooltip not honoring Footnote formatting
Summary: FORMATTING: Footnote Tooltip not honoring Footnote formatting
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.4.4 release
Hardware: x86 (IA32) All
: lowest enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Keywords: needsUXEval
Depends on:
Blocks: Footnote-Endnote
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Reported: 2012-01-30 04:00 UTC by Satchit Bhogle
Modified: 2021-05-18 07:12 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Satchit Bhogle 2012-01-30 04:00:56 UTC
1) lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 11.10
Release: 11.10

2) apt-cache policy libreoffice-writer
  Installed: 1:3.4.4-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 1:3.4.4-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 1:3.4.4-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric-updates/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     1:3.4.3-3ubuntu2 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric/main i386 Packages

LibreOffice Writer 3.4.5 OOO340m1 (Build:502)

3) What is expected to happen in LibreOffice Writer via the Terminal:

cd ~/Desktop && wget -c https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/923176/+attachment/2700678/+files/Untitled%201.odt -O example.odt && lowriter -nologo example.odt

place the mouse cursor over the footnote link and the tooltip honors the footnote formatting.

4) What happens instead is the formatting is not honored. A screenshot of this may be found at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/923176/+attachment/2699118/+files/footnotebug.png .
Comment 1 Christopher M. Penalver 2012-01-30 15:17:46 UTC
Satchit Bhogle:

+ as per http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/BugReport_Details#Version
Version -> 3.4.4
+ as per downstream comment #5:
"...Microsoft Office Word 2003 (11.5604.6505) does not honor the Footnote Tooltip formatting either..."
Importance -> lowest enhancement
+ Reproducible in:
LibreOffice 3.5.0rc2 
Build ID: e371a95-bf68a13-5a1aa2b-d3c1ae9-b938258
Microsoft Windows Vista Business 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2 Build 6002
Platform -> x86 (IA32) All
Comment 2 A (Andy) 2014-09-20 19:42:04 UTC
Still reproducible with LO (Win 8.1)

Steps Done:
1. Open WRITER
2. Go to INSERT -> FOOTNOTE/ENDNOTE... and press OK
3. Change the font of the footnote (the footnote text itself at the bottom)
4. Go with the mouse cursor to the footnote number (not the one at the bottom, but the one in the main text)

Result: The footnote tooltip is showing the footnote text, but not with the new changed font.
Comment 3 Buovjaga 2021-04-14 08:18:23 UTC
I don't understand, why tooltip text should honour formatting. Design team: please weigh in on this. Seems like WONTFIX material.
Comment 4 Heiko Tietze 2021-04-14 11:16:35 UTC
Tooltips should remain under control of the OS/DE but I wonder if there is benefit from introducing a special styled tip. What's your use case, Satchit?