Bug 78303 - FORMATTING: footnote numbering wrong for per page numbering if moved to next page due missing space
Summary: FORMATTING: footnote numbering wrong for per page numbering if moved to next ...
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
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Reported: 2014-05-05 13:52 UTC by metaphalon
Modified: 2022-03-16 07:04 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Example for broken Footnote numbering: Footnote on page 2 starts with 2 instead of 1 (10.86 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2014-05-05 13:52 UTC, metaphalon
Screen Cast of Problem (2.88 MB, video/x-matroska)
2014-06-10 16:35 UTC, metaphalon
Footnote Numbering Test Steps (16.72 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2015-03-03 01:05 UTC, Gordo
Footnote Numbering (9.31 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2015-03-03 01:05 UTC, Gordo

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Description metaphalon 2014-05-05 13:52:14 UTC
Created attachment 98489 [details]
Example for broken Footnote numbering: Footnote on page 2 starts with 2 instead of 1

Paragraphs with footnotes which are moved to the next page, due footnote and paragraph do not fit together on the same page i.e. paragraph is at the end of the page, break the per page numbering of the footnote.

Example attached.

Tested with:
  Windows 7 + LO
  Ubuntu 14.04 + LO
Comment 1 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-05-27 14:57:14 UTC
Opening the attached file i see the broken numbering in 4.2.4 and 4.3 beta, but i cant produce the same result myself, so maybe you can send in an initial document where the numbering is correct, along with instructions on how to produce the problem. A screencast would also be great if you know how to do it.
Comment 2 metaphalon 2014-05-28 09:25:24 UTC
This can be easy reproduced by following steps:

* Open new Document
* Insert 3 Paragraphs with footnotes
* Insert before those three paragraphs as many empty paragraphs until the last paragraph with footnote is placed on the next page
  -> numbering is broken for last paragraph with footnote

Sometimes this has not been worked, then i could reproduce this error by inserting more empty paragraphs until the last 2 paragraphs with footnotes are placed on the next page and then remove the empty paragraphs until only the last paragraph with footnote remains on the next page.

Hope this helps.
Comment 3 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-06-03 02:04:53 UTC
I tried and tried but still with no success. Would it be possible for you to produce a screencast.
Comment 4 metaphalon 2014-06-10 16:35:19 UTC
Created attachment 100832 [details]
Screen Cast of Problem

In the cast i show how to reproduce the wrong behaviour.
Comment 5 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-06-10 17:17:15 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> In the cast i show how to reproduce the wrong behaviour.

Thanks for the screencast but after i attempted to reproduce the same thing as the 46 second clip, after saving and reopening the file, it still was fine. I tried it on 4.0.6 and 4.2.4.
Comment 6 metaphalon 2014-06-10 17:57:31 UTC

I've could reproduce the behaviour on Win 7 and 
Build-ID: 63150712c6....
(this is the most recent version)

I've used 2 different computers with 2 Ubuntu 14.04 and Win7 and 3 different LO Versions.

Have you tried an clean OS (i.E. in a virtual machine).
Perhaps you have some very custom settings (if so i would like to know, to solve my problem ;-) )

Thanks Jay for taking the time.
Comment 7 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-06-10 21:22:10 UTC
My system is clean as i only use Libreoffice on it to test bug reports. If you could do a longer screencast with you creating the file and saving it and opening up again, i will try again to confirm it. There is a 3mb file size limit here and if the video goes above that size, maybe you can upload it to dropbox, google drive or onedrive and share the link here.
Comment 8 metaphalon 2014-06-16 09:35:03 UTC
The original video file is can be downloaded her:

Comment 9 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-06-27 23:48:37 UTC
Sorry for the delay. I watched the video and when you reopened the file the number was fine. Am i missing something?
Comment 10 metaphalon 2014-07-14 19:14:08 UTC
Sorry for my delay.

No you haven't missed something in my screencast.
By trying to simplyfy the problem, I interpreted correct behaviour of LO as faulty.

I gave it another try.
The linked screencast [1] shows, how I add some paragraphs with keep together and distribute them so, that removing a single paragaph results in most of them switch pages and the last one remains with wrong footnote numbering.
It is a little bit long, but i hope you get the idea.
I also linked the created documents [2], in case you want to check.

Comment 11 Buovjaga 2014-11-26 10:41:46 UTC
(In reply to metaphalon from comment #10)
> https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6WyR_rVx7SAY0N1NHIzSWR6RFk/edit?usp=sharing

I tried following this, but I don't know, what you did in 01:52 when the first 6 paragraphs jump to the first page.
Comment 12 Gordo 2015-03-03 01:05:24 UTC
Created attachment 113842 [details]
Footnote Numbering Test Steps

I was able to produce incorrect numbering.

Build ID: 45e2de17089c24a1fa810c8f975a7171ba4cd432
Locale: en_GB
Comment 13 Gordo 2015-03-03 01:05:57 UTC
Created attachment 113843 [details]
Footnote Numbering

And here is the document.
Comment 14 Buovjaga 2015-03-03 06:07:50 UTC
Keymasher: thanks for testing! I'll set this to NEW.
Comment 15 tommy27 2016-04-16 07:28:43 UTC
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Comment 18 tschoppi 2022-03-16 07:04:16 UTC
Unfortunately, I could reproduce this bug behaviour. The requested version information is pasted below:

Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 30(Build:3)
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 5.16; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded