Bug 57430 - Writer: "Additional formats" not available for "insert page number" but for Date field - Help is not clear
Summary: Writer: "Additional formats" not available for "insert page number" but for D...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2012-11-22 20:22 UTC by peter Roots
Modified: 2016-05-23 06:26 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description peter Roots 2012-11-22 20:22:00 UTC
Insert>Fields>Other>Document>Page>Page Numbers
There is a list of available formats for the page numbers.
According to the help file :

Click the format that you want to apply to the selected field, or click "Additional formats" to define a custom format.
When you click "Additional formats", the Number Format dialogue box opens, in which you can define a custom format. 

However there is no "Additional Formats" to click on in the list or anywhere in the dialogue. If the extended tips are turned on, pointing at the list of numbering formats displays the same information as presented in help.
The existing list has formats like a,aa,aaa... which give the impression that you might be able to define one, two, three... if you were able to access the additional formats option.
Either the help file is wrong on this or the dialogue has a bug in it.
whatever, having page numbers as words would be a nice touch

The lower case Greek numbering, αβγ actually displays as ΑΒΓ while the upper case Greek displays in lower case
Comment 1 A (Andy) 2012-11-24 09:13:57 UTC
LO (Win7 Home, 64bit): I can also not find here an option "Additional Formats" as mentioned in the LO Help
Comment 2 A (Andy) 2014-09-28 17:11:31 UTC
Reproducible with LO (Win 8.1)

Click on HELP and go down to the section Format, where you will find "click 'Additional formats' to define a custom format", but you will not find "Additional formats" in the list in the dialogue box.
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2015-10-14 19:56:53 UTC
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Comment 4 peter Roots 2015-11-11 21:27:31 UTC
Build ID: 1:5.0.3~rc2-0ubuntu1~trusty2
Locale: en-GB (en_GB.UTF-8)
running on Linux Mint 17

Help still mentions additional formats but there is still no option for this so confirmed bug still present

(originally the upper and lower case Greek were reversed - this is resolved)
Comment 5 Cor Nouws 2016-05-23 06:24:23 UTC

I think the new summary explains the situation ;)
Comment 6 Cor Nouws 2016-05-23 06:26:00 UTC
OTOH, on top of the extra options one reads (specially marked): "The following fields can only be inserted if the corresponding field type is selected in the Type list." So I think its not a bug.