With each save of DOCX documents, its footnotes will get an extra tabulator between its number and text.
I confirm with Windows 7 64bits & Version 184.108.40.206.beta3 (Build ID: 3e2b862)
The first save : adds tab, second save : no extra tab, then each save = one more tab.
Steps to reproduce:
1. File> New
2. Type "test"
3. Insert> Footnote/Endnote, Numbering : Automatic, Ok
Cursor in the footnotes zone
4. Type "footnote text"
5. File> Save > (give a name), Type:Microsoft Word 2007/2010 XML (.docx) (*.docx)
6. Confirm "Use Microsoft... format"
7. File> Reload
8. Tab added (so one tab before "Footnote text")
9. File> Save as : same name, same file type (overwrite)
10. File> Reload (no extra tab)
11. File> Save as (same name, same file type)
12. File> Reload (2 tabs)
Redo 11 & 12 add extra tabs
Following the steps given by pierre-yves samyn (thank you!), this bug is REPRODUCIBLE also on MacOS X (10.6.8, Intel)
* with LibreOffice 220.127.116.11 (Build ID: 7122e39-92ed229-498d286-15e43b4-d70da21)
* with LibreOffice 18.104.22.168 (Build ID: 73f9fb6),
both with German langpack installed, but UI language set to US English.
I insert your mail address into the CC list of this bug because you are our
experts for .docx import/export. This is an interesting bug with footnotes in .docx files, please take a look at it. IMHO there is a chance that it should be rather easy to fix, because it seems reasonable that this bug is located at a place in the code where the tab characters gets added to the footnote (probably on filesave, but maybe on fileopen).
Thank you very much in advance!
I have been annoyed by this bug since using the older and current versions of OpenOffice, and those of LibreOffice as well. I first noticed this when making a document switching OpenOffice/ LibreOffice and MS Word 2007/ 2010 (both in English version and Japanese version).
Consistent use of "doc" (not docx) format could be a workaround, but as some of you might have noticed, the appearance of doc documents (especially line spacing of body texts, and of endnotes) is different betwwen OpenOffice/ LibreOffice and MS Word 2003/ 2007/ 2010.
Hope this bug is fixed shortly.
Thank you for your comment! However, what is the intention of the keyword “NEEDINFO” here? Added by accident? ;-)
Alas, it seems that the problem (extra tab insertion every time when saving documents in the docx format) still exists in version 22.214.171.124.
Resetting "Version: 126.96.36.199 release"
Please have a look at
This bug persists in 188.8.131.52 (I have 184.108.40.206 on another machine, and keep forgetting to check there). I assume that this bug (and ? duplicate #39205) are still in need of attention since both remain "Not assigned"?
@manj_k - I followed your link, but wasn't sure what it meant, and it seems broken. Is this what is intended?
This bug makes filesharing with non-LibO colleagues very difficult. (I edit a journal, and I notice this bug in that context a *lot*!) It would make life so much easier if it was eradicated. (P.s., I'm simply a "user" with no programming skills - alas!)
I think I fixed this with
Issue should not be marked as FIXED as it persists in Version: 220.127.116.11 Build ID: 1:5.4.4~rc2-0ubuntu0.17.10.1~lo1
Each successive opening of .docx file (even if it hasn't been edited in MS Word) adds another tab between footnote number and text. Similar behavior as in #39205.
I'd be happy to debug whatever necessary.
Seems to be a duplicate of #113553.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 113553 ***
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 112886 ***