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footnotes without paragraph breaks between them [closed]

asked 2013-05-12 19:52:30 +0200

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I would like to have footnotes formatted without paragraph breaks of any kind between them. In other words, all footnotes for a page would appear as a single paragraph at the bottom of a page. This is extremely useful for documents with very many very small footnotes, for which having each on a separate line would be a waste of page space. The content of the 'footnote paragraph' would visually appear in the form {footnote id}{footnote text}{space}{footnote id}{footnote text}

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by Alex Kemp
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answered 2013-05-13 12:56:39 +0200

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It's not possible in Writer.

For a workaround and a suggestion to use LaTeX, if this feature is crucial, see this thread:

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Yes. This really is heading into desktop publishing territory. It requires a series of linked frames (or similar arrangement) to effectively determine where the flow of footnotes can be broken, when pagination issues arise, as surely they will.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-05-13 14:17:38 +0200 )edit

@oweng - you are right, although technically it probably wouldn't be that much harder to implement than the regular footnotes. But sad fact is that it isn't implemented and probably never will.

@bbbb - maybe you find useful another workaround for sidenotes:

mahfiaz gravatar imagemahfiaz ( 2013-05-13 18:33:50 +0200 )edit

@mahfiaz - I too would like to see this possibility in Writer. It does have its place and offers a more pleasing result in the circumstance indicated. I like your margin notes too BTW.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-05-14 02:45:04 +0200 )edit

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