Bug 77994 - Find & Replace doesn't search footnotes in LibO Writer
Summary: Find & Replace doesn't search footnotes in LibO Writer
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2014-04-27 12:04 UTC by henkel.daniel
Modified: 2015-07-18 17:27 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description henkel.daniel 2014-04-27 12:04:19 UTC
In a rather large document (47002 words, 287035 characters, 76 pages, 240 footnotes) the "Find & Replace" function is unable to find certain words which are verifiably present in footnotes. After running a few other random searches in the document, it manages to find the words which were previously ignored. I have only encountered this problem so far with footnotes in large documents, but it may concern other areas of text in smaller documents as well.
Comment 1 Jorendc 2014-05-16 21:26:10 UTC
Thanks for your report.

Is this maybe a dupe of bug 49514?

Kind regards,
Comment 2 henkel.daniel 2014-06-17 10:12:41 UTC
I've looked at the other bug report several times, and it might possibly be a duplicate, in which case the other report appears incomplete to me. I have been experiencing Find & Replace problems with footnotes, regardless of where they're located, as soon as a document is opened and the cursor is located at the beginning of the document. It seems that Writer can only find text in footnotes after one has begun to work in a document and move around a bit. I haven't a clue why this could be, and hadn't experienced anything similar in previous versions.
Comment 3 Buovjaga 2014-11-25 07:08:29 UTC
Can you attach a test document? You can use this to remove confidential information: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/QA/BugReport/Attachments#Confidential_Attachments
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Comment 5 QA Administrators 2015-07-18 17:27:12 UTC
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