Bug 89736 - Ability to add a heading/title above on the endnote page
Summary: Ability to add a heading/title above on the endnote page
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 133577 133791 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: Footnote-Endnote
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Reported: 2015-02-28 05:16 UTC by Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
Modified: 2022-02-22 11:55 UTC (History)
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Description Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2015-02-28 05:16:33 UTC
I had stumbled on the following tweet some time ago which i found interesting that we dont provide an easy means of doing this.

  @AnnaLPeak I know that just making the word "Notes" appear above a list of endnotes in Libreoffice is much harder than it should be.

We provide a heading naming when a user inserts a TOC, so it would also be good if we provide a simple dialog asking if the user wishes to add a name above the list of endnotes during the process that it creates the endnote page, as i wasnt able to do it from the testing that i tried.
Comment 1 Owen Genat (retired) 2015-03-01 03:17:40 UTC
Related AskLO thread with steps describing the current method of placing a heading above endnotes:


Admittedly it would be good to make this easier (thus I agree). Hopefully any solution does not affect existing documents using this method.
Comment 2 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2015-03-01 05:01:59 UTC
Hi Owen,

Tried out your solution from askLibO and it did work, though it showed a line between the 'Notes' and the endnotes if you dont page break using 'Endnotes'.
Comment 3 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2016-08-25 04:44:52 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Cor Nouws 2020-08-26 13:50:53 UTC
*** Bug 133791 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Cor Nouws 2020-08-26 13:52:16 UTC
*** Bug 133577 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Cor Nouws 2020-08-26 13:53:17 UTC
mind some good stuff in duplicate:  https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=133577#c9
Comment 7 Heiko Tietze 2022-02-22 11:43:48 UTC
Would use the footnote and endnote settings dialog (.uno:FootnoteDialog) to specify title text and a paragraph style for the title (the footnote tab has a number of options right now). 

Any technical blocker, Mike?
Comment 8 Mike Kaganski 2022-02-22 11:55:15 UTC
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #7)

I'd say it would be a good development, having something in common with another annotations missing from the endnotes: *chapter headings* on the respective pages that would allow to restart endnotes numbering per chapter - see https://ask.libreoffice.org/t/old-story-still-collect-footnotes-at-the-end-of-document-restart-numbering-per-chapter/73897/2.

I suppose it's not impossible, just would need some more metadata stored for endnotes configuration, which implies extending ODF.