In the insert toolbar, there are buttons for inserting a footnote (.uno:InsertFootnote) and endnote (.uno:InsertEndnote). The insert footnote tooltip is 'Insert Footnote/Endnote Directly' and the insert endnote tooltip is 'Insert Endnote Directly'.
On pc Debian x86-64 with master sources updated yesterday, I could reproduce this. It seems inherited from OOo
ux-advise: The fix is obvious since it's there http://opengrok.libreoffice.org/xref/core/officecfg/registry/data/org/openoffice/Office/UI/WriterCommands.xcu#564 but could there be an explanation? Indeed it's very strange it has been like this since all this time.
I maybe mistaken but this should be set to NEW, as NEEDINFO is a status when more information is needed from the bug reporter. :)
You're right Jay, I'll put it at NEW.
I don’t think there is a logical explanation. Go ahead and JFDI ;)
Julien Nabet committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
Resolves fdo#82970: Insert footnote button has incorrect tooltip
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
Thanks Julien for the fix.