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.
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?
Thank you for your action and your question.
First, i would suggest to have an easier way to edit notes : now we need to find one note and select it, so that the "note" option being active in edition menu. It should always be active, and select as the "current edited note" for instance the next note after the cursor. It would be far more easier as a note symbol is quite small and not easy to select.
Second, in the edition window for notes (obtained when selecting the "note" option in edition menu, or in the "note" option of the right click menu) there are already 2 arrows to select the previous, resp the next, note as "current edited note". I would suggest to add a button "Select all" so that the choice for "note type" be applied to all notes.
For a full functionality, it would be possible to apply the "select all" mode also for the choice of "automatic numbering", but the manual option needs "select one" mode.
From outside it seems quite simple and quite efficient for the user, i don't know from the inside ;-)
By the way i may highlight you the need that someone look how to solve the Bug 38187 that is quite old now, from 2011. I have a 500+ page book to finish and not having links between text and endnote in the generated pdf is quite disturbing.
Thanks a lot !
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...
...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.
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).
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)"