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Bug 89352 - Feature request FORMATTING : new feature to change all pagenotes as endnotes, or backward
Summary: Feature request FORMATTING : new feature to change all pagenotes as endnotes,...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
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Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
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Blocks: Footnote-Endnote
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Reported: 2015-02-12 21:12 UTC by bernard
Modified: 2018-03-06 23:37 UTC (History)
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Description bernard 2015-02-12 21:12:23 UTC
When writing a document, it is far easier to see the notes in each page. But when publishing, specially for large document, it is often necessary to have all notes as endnotes, depending on edition format.

Now, i need to change each note type 1 by 1, which is not funny. I would apreciate a function that change the format for all notes.

Thanks !
Comment 1 V Stuart Foote 2015-02-13 13:43:48 UTC
Reasonable enhancement request, of unknown technical complexity. It does not appear to have been suggested in prior enhancements. Setting New.

@bernard -- would help move the suggestion along if you were to provide mockup and annotation of how you envision the feature would work. Start with simplest case of toggling all pagenotes/footnotes to endnotes--what should the GUI be? Rough sketch it out.  Opposite direction of endnotes to footnotes likely to be more of an issue, but how should it work?
Comment 2 bernard 2015-02-13 22:42:55 UTC Comment hidden (me-too)
Comment 3 bernard 2015-02-13 22:45:01 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 David 2015-02-25 09:08:47 UTC
YES PLEASE! :) 

This has *long* been a simple matter of menu choice in Word (as long as I can remember, and that goes back 15 years or so).

I asked about this on AskLibO back in 2012...

http://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/5341/is-there-a-way-to-convert-all-footnotes-to-endnotes-and-vice-versa/

...but I didn't think to raise an enhancement request at the time.

This is (yet another) feature that would make refugees from MS Office much more comfortable and confident, as well as simply being a Good Thing In Itself. 

http://goo.gl/fj01mP

Those using Writer for academic writing often have cases of needing the same document in endnote and footnote format. At the moment, this is cumbersome in the extreme with LibO Writer.

Whether editing notes should be taken up as part of this enhancement request is a different matter. I take it this is simply about endnote/footnote conversion (and vice versa).
Comment 6 Timur 2018-03-06 12:51:06 UTC
Copying from the link: 
"It takes 2 passes with normal search replace: class="footnote to class="endnote AND name="Footnote to name="Endnote (or vice versa)"