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Bug 76007 - FORMATTING: Make it possible to insert a Table in a Footnote or Endnote
Summary: FORMATTING: Make it possible to insert a Table in a Footnote or Endnote
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
: 134127 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Footnote-Endnote
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Reported: 2014-03-11 03:27 UTC by AtaRafi
Modified: 2020-06-19 10:48 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Two verses in a row, aplied full justified aligment (27.33 KB, image/png)
2014-03-11 03:27 UTC, AtaRafi

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Description AtaRafi 2014-03-11 03:27:15 UTC
Created attachment 95567 [details]
Two verses in a row, aplied full justified aligment

Mostly I have to work with RTL text, and sometimes we have poetry in footnotes, and 95% of RTL poetry is in full justified mode, with two verses in a row.

In that case, i need two different styles in a row, a different style for each verse. For this, i use tables, and i just can't..

I want Writer to be able to have tables in footnotes too.
Ata Rafi

Operating System: Windows 7
Version: release
Comment 1 A (Andy) 2014-03-11 19:54:40 UTC Comment hidden (no-value)
Comment 2 Owen Genat (retired) 2014-03-12 12:00:39 UTC
Confirmed. Status set to NEW. Platform set to All/All. The related AskLO thread is:

Quoting my answer in that thread:

> Until quite recently (v4.1.5-v4.2.0) LO could not open a Word document 
> containing a table in a footnote (bug 71749) and would crash if any attempt was 
> made to paste a table into a footnote (bug 71892). The ODF v1.2 specification 
> appears to support a table (<table:table> element) being placed in a footnote 
> (<text:note-body> element), which makes sense as this is required for 
> interoperability with OOXML, but it does not appear possible at present.
Comment 3 Gordo 2015-05-16 16:01:23 UTC
This comes a bit late but as a workaround to the problem in the original description, it is possible to use two textboxes side by side.  Format the paragraph inside each to set the alignment to justified and in one of them, set a tab stop.  I do not know how it would look in RTL but in English I set the right textbox to have a right tab equal to the width of the textbox.  It maybe the opposite, so set the left textbox to have a left tab at 0.

Windows Vista 64
Build ID: 88805f81e9fe61362df02b9941de8e38a9b5fd16
Comment 4 Roger Gravel 2018-12-16 11:03:22 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Telesto 2019-06-12 10:15:08 UTC
Version: (x86)
Build ID: ac14e5613597e7361ce6995dacb1bb5bd55b6b00
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.3; UI render: default; VCL: win; 
TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:master, Time: 2019-06-06_05:09:49
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded

LibO does render tables imported from doc/docx/rtf
Comment 6 Telesto 2019-06-12 10:23:13 UTC
Is there any specific reason why it isn't allow tables in footnotes aren't allowed? 

It makes no sense to be able to import/ edit them from RTF/DOC/DOCX, but not being able to insert them inside LibO.

The risk on a layout loop is the same, IMHO.
Comment 7 Xisco Faulí 2019-11-29 13:29:25 UTC
Changing priority back to 'medium' since the number of duplicates is lower than 5
Comment 8 Mike Kaganski 2020-06-18 17:56:07 UTC
*** Bug 134127 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 R. Green 2020-06-19 10:48:12 UTC
Amended title to include Endnotes as well.