Bug 68789 - FILESAVE: DOCX export: using different characters after footnote numbers
Summary: FILESAVE: DOCX export: using different characters after footnote numbers
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: high major
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Keywords: filter:docx
Depends on:
Blocks: Footnote-Endnote DOCX-Character
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Reported: 2013-08-31 13:05 UTC by Pénzes Dávid
Modified: 2017-06-27 07:51 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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test documents (25.63 KB, application/zip)
2013-08-31 13:05 UTC, Pénzes Dávid

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Description Pénzes Dávid 2013-08-31 13:05:25 UTC
Created attachment 84968 [details]
test documents

Problem description: 
If I would like using different characters nex to the footnote number (eg 1. or 1# or 1/ etc.)

Easy to reproduce:
Tools -> Footnotes/Endnotes -> Footnotes tab -> "After" eg ".", save DOCX format.

In Word 2007 not show the character or lost the character.
Operating System: Windows 7
Version: rc
Comment 1 Pénzes Dávid 2013-09-04 16:02:07 UTC
I finish my words: I lose my characters after footnote number 1. 1# 1/ etc. when save in DOCX format. Sorry.
Comment 2 Joris Muller 2013-09-30 15:04:48 UTC
Thank's for this feedback!

Bug Triage :
No duplicate finded (keywords searched = footnote export docx Product = LibreOffice)

Reproduced easly
OS: Windows 7
Word 2007 [12.0.6425.1000) SP2
Version (Build ID: 5464147a081647a250913f19c0715bca595af2f)

Bug status changed to "New"
Comment 3 Joel Madero 2013-09-30 15:13:57 UTC
Loss of data or apparent loss of data, bumping to Major - High
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2015-04-01 14:39:56 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Buovjaga 2015-04-19 13:40:57 UTC
Didn't check in Word, but even in LibreOffice it is without the period and it inserts a checked checkbox -type of character before "Vestibulum".

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version: (x64)
Build ID: 211c12b9c64facd1c12f637a5229bd6a6feb032a
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@42, Branch:master, Time: 2015-04-18_01:51:17
Locale: fi_FI

Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit
LibreOffice 3.3.0 
OOO330m19 (Build:6)
tag libreoffice-
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2016-09-20 09:31:51 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Justin L 2016-12-09 09:27:59 UTC
I did check in Word2007 and I don't see how you could create a footnote sequence with before OR after characters.  Thus, I'm guessing that word doesn't support this feature and therefore it won't be part of the docx capabilities.

Probably should mark as NotABug, but instead changing to NEEDINFO.  Please provide a sample document created *in MSWord* with this feature, which when round-tripped by LO is lost.

(Having said that, in Word it IS possible to manually type other characters around the footnote number, so a simple export might work, but then it won't be imported as part of the sequence definition if additional points are added at a later time.)
Comment 8 Gabor Kelemen (allotropia) 2017-06-27 07:51:17 UTC
I just checked in Word 2013, and there is an option to add a "Custom mark" symbol before the footnote number.

There is no option in Word 2013 to add a custom symbol after the number, so 'Footnotes/Endnotes Settings -> After' is a LibreOffice-specific feature. 
I think it's normal to not be able to export this setting to DOCX.