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Lack of Writer footnote/endnote linking functionality in exported pdf

asked 2015-01-22 21:59:47 +0200

tenntexj gravatar image

updated 2015-08-28 22:45:51 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I just added this comment to the Bug 38187 record.

This problem still exists in LibreOffice Writer version 4.3.5.2

Because I read my Writer created documents in pdf form, I need for the footnotes or endnotes to link back to the main text anchors.

I am using manually loaded bookmarks and hyperlinks instead of the insert footnote/endnote function to get endnotes that link back to the main text in exported pdfs.

Is there any possibility of this being corrected any time soon?

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Bug 38187 - Functionality request: When exporting .odt to .pdf: add hyperlink for each endnote to return back to main text.

I have found that linking from the footnote or endnote back to the footnote or endnote text anchor does not work in exported pdfs. The linking works both ways in the Writer document but exporting to a pdf results in the loss of the footnote to footnote anchor functionality. The footnote anchor links to the footnote but the footnote does not link back to the text footnote anchor. When I create my endnotes manually using individually inserted bookmarks and hyperlinks, the linking works both ways as it should in the exported pdfs. Is there a way to make the footnote/endnote linking functionality be preserved in exported pdfs?

Also is there a reason the footnotes and endnotes installed via the insert footnotte/endnote function are not visible in the navigator like the bookmarks and hyperlinks?

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LibreOffice Writer version 4.3.5.2 I just discovered there has been a bug report in the system about this for several years. The bug number is: Bug 38187 - Functionality request: When exporting .odt to .pdf: add hyperlink for each endnote to return back to main text.

Is there any possibility of this being corrected any time soon?

tenntexj gravatar imagetenntexj ( 2015-01-31 04:44:24 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-04-24 18:35:45 +0200

Kirstie gravatar image

So, this is still an important question in 2017. I confirmed this bug in Libre Office on the Bugreporting site.

For now I found a way to create pdf documents with links from text to footnotes and back. I used Calibre for it and there the links worked. Now I need to find out how to keep the pagedesign exactly the same when converting from odt to pdf in Calibre :-). I hope it isn't going to be a big problem.

When you have a lot of footnotes, using Calibre takes less time then manually inserting hyperlinks.

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