Bug 71152 - Compare Document in Writer should not ignore footnotes, endnotes, fields, header/footer etc
Summary: Compare Document in Writer should not ignore footnotes, endnotes, fields, hea...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
URL: https://help.libreoffice.org/6.3/en-U...
: 81934 122534 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Footnote-Endnote Frame Fields Document-Comparison
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Reported: 2013-11-02 00:33 UTC by Leo H
Modified: 2019-06-04 07:23 UTC (History)
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Description Leo H 2013-11-02 00:33:37 UTC
LibreOffice Package: libreoffice 1:4.1.2~rc3-0ubuntu1
Libre Office Version:
Build ID: 410m0(Build:3)
System: Xubuntu 13.10, 32 bit, fully patched

LibreOffice Writer > Edit > Compare Document...

The Document Compare function in Writer does not compare footnotes, endnotes, fields, headers, footers, frames, etc.

Yet, in many classes of document, it is precisely these elements which contain critical information.

The ability to detect any changes in these crucial text elements between successive edits of a document is simply essential.
Comment 1 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2013-11-02 09:27:20 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 2 Sulphur 2014-03-26 21:08:49 UTC
I see the warning that the comparison function in Writer does not affect footnotes, endnotes, etc., on the Wiki, but not in the help function of Libreoffice itself.

Regardless, does making note of a bug in a help file make it not a bug? I suppose that could be the desired behavior, though that seems a bit odd, considering it this bug makes comparing all but the simplest of files impossible.
Comment 3 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2014-03-26 21:52:26 UTC
Saying that it is not a bug does not mean it not the desired behavior. It works as designed, then it is not a bug. But it should work better, then it is an enhancement request.

Best regards. JBF
Comment 4 Thomas Lendo 2018-09-04 18:50:42 UTC
*** Bug 81934 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Timur 2019-01-07 17:36:14 UTC
*** Bug 122534 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***