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How to create sidenotes using Writer? [closed]

asked 2013-05-09 11:30:55 +0200

mahfiaz gravatar image

updated 2020-10-13 19:38:19 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I wonder how to use Writer to create sidenotes. These kind of replace footnotes and look somewhat fancier.

Greetings to @ROSt52 !

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answered 2013-05-09 12:12:22 +0200

mahfiaz gravatar image

updated 2013-05-09 12:43:06 +0200

Create a panel (Insert → Frame). The frame will be anchored to the paragraph and will keep it's place relative to the text. Now place your frame to the right and for easier use create a "Sidenote" style for it and "Sidenote paragraph" paragraph style for text. If you need another sidenote, just copy that frame.

To see it working see attached file: Sidenotes in LibreOffice.odt

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answered 2013-05-09 12:37:52 +0200

ROSt52 gravatar image

@mahfiaz - thanks for moving the topic into a new question.

Now I could create a side notet. However in my LibO version (3.6) it is called "frame" in the Insert menu. I did not know that I can place frames outside the text frame of Writer. Thanks for the valuable information.

I cannot flag the answer as correct. Could you please do it?

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Thanks for the clarification, I renamed panels to frames in the answer. I used localized LibO, in Estonian we call these panels, don't know why, maybe it sounds better.

mahfiaz gravatar imagemahfiaz ( 2013-05-09 12:45:33 +0200 )edit

Translations are sometimes very tricky. I know the same from German and English..... I am familiar with English terms and get into troubles when I need to use German terms.

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2013-05-09 14:12:46 +0200 )edit

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