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Bug 63464 - [FORMATTING] cross-reference to footnote or endnote is of wrong format
Summary: [FORMATTING] cross-reference to footnote or endnote is of wrong format
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Footnote-Endnote Fields-Cross-Reference
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Reported: 2013-04-12 10:37 UTC by Winfried Donkers
Modified: 2019-04-01 06:10 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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writer document with footnote and cross-reference to footnote (10.78 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2013-04-12 10:37 UTC, Winfried Donkers
enhancement to the cross-reference box (39.36 KB, patch)
2015-12-17 15:56 UTC, Nicolas Saettel

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Description Winfried Donkers 2013-04-12 10:37:58 UTC
Created attachment 77862 [details]
writer document with footnote and cross-reference to footnote

When inserting a footnote or endnote, the reference is formatted as in the footnote style (i.e. smaller font and superscript).

When however a cross-reference to an existing footnote or endnote is inserted, the refecence is not formatted at all. There is no way to do this whilst inserting, you must select the reference after inserting and set the character style or properties.

The attachment shows what happens.

It should be possible - and straightforward for users - to give the cross-reference to footnote and endnotes the same style as is used for references to footnotes and endnotes, either by default (which would have my preference) or selectable at the time of inserting the cross-reference.
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2014-11-07 15:04:37 UTC
Reproduced (did the same from scratch, too).

Win 7 64-bit Version:
Build ID: 8b21b5cbe78945b27525b4ce78ae3d981f90590f
TinderBox: Win-x86@39, Branch:master, Time: 2014-11-06_03:55:51
Comment 2 Winfried Donkers (retired) 2015-11-09 14:03:18 UTC
Problem still present in version 4.4.6 and on
Comment 3 Winfried Donkers (retired) 2015-11-10 08:11:14 UTC
@Michael: Could this bug be tagged as an easyhack (the action should be the same as with foot/end-note anchor, i.e. set the appropiate style for the anchor)?
(If I knew where the code is located, I should have added code pointer(s) and the tag easyhack myself.)
Comment 4 Nicolas Saettel 2015-12-17 15:55:34 UTC
This is an annoying thing indeed, that we have to manually apply a reference formatting (superscript). It should be an option in the cross-reference dialog window: adding "Reference(formatted)" in the "Insert reference to" box
Comment 5 Nicolas Saettel 2015-12-17 15:56:07 UTC
Created attachment 121365 [details]
enhancement to the cross-reference box
Comment 6 Nicolas Saettel 2015-12-17 15:57:24 UTC
I should add this is not a bug (one can WANT to add a number unformatted), but an enhancement (see attached file)
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2017-01-03 19:49:56 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 Winfried Donkers (retired) 2017-01-04 09:35:51 UTC
Problem still there with LO version (Windows7).
Comment 9 Justin L 2018-03-31 08:41:45 UTC
This sounds like a duplicate of bug 54520
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2019-04-01 03:25:07 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 11 Winfried Donkers (retired) 2019-04-01 06:10:35 UTC
Problem still there with LO version (Windows10).