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Can't insert tables in footnotes [closed]

asked 2014-02-15 06:52:42 +0100

AtaRafi gravatar image

like word, Can Writer have tables in footnotes? i can't insert them there.!

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answered 2014-02-15 07:36:00 +0100

ROSt52 gravatar image

Do you want to have a table in the "footnotes" or "footer area"?

In the "footnotes" it is not possible. Greyed out. To me this makes sense because the a footnote is a additional comment by the author of a document. If something like a table is required it should be used in the main text.

In the footer area just click into the footer area > Insert > table

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Thanks Ros, Mostly I have to work with RTL text, and sometimes we have poetry in footnotes, and 95% of RTL poetry is in full justified mode, with two verses in a row. In that case, i need two styles in one line, a different style for each verse. For this, i use tables, and i just can't...

AtaRafi gravatar imageAtaRafi ( 2014-03-02 04:04:06 +0100 )edit

answered 2014-02-15 07:33:00 +0100

oweng gravatar image

Footnotes and tables have a history of not playing well together. Until quite recently (v4.1.5-v4.2.0) LO could not open a Word document containing a table in a footnote (fdo#71749) and would crash if any attempt was made to paste a table into a footnote (fdo#71892). The ODF v1.2 specification appears to support a table (<table:table> element) being placed in a footnote (<text:note-body> element), which makes sense as this is required for interoperability with OOXML, but it does not appear possible at present.

Please file an enhancement bug and provide as much information about this new feature as possible. Don't forget to mark your bug as an 'enhancement'. The QA team will be happy to help you triage your feature request in the bugtracker. Please post a link to any bugs you file in a comment below using the format "fdo#123456". Thanks.

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Thanks Oweng! a bug has been reported here fdo#76007

AtaRafi gravatar imageAtaRafi ( 2014-03-11 04:44:16 +0100 )edit

@AtaRafi, thanks. Report confirmed.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2014-03-12 13:01:45 +0100 )edit

fdo#76007 : FORMATTING: Table in Footnotes has been created in 2014 and there it is still not possible to insert a table in a footnote.

Roger Gravel gravatar imageRoger Gravel ( 2018-12-16 12:16:34 +0100 )edit

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