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Automatic footnote numbering [closed]

asked 2012-02-25 20:39:34 +0200

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updated 2021-06-03 17:00:49 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I know that MS Word has automatic numbering of footnotes, where you just go Insert-->Footnote, and it automatically numbers and creates a list at the bottom of the page. It also automatically renumbers and reorders them if you reorder the sentences. I would like to know if Libre Office has a similar function. All I can find is Insert-->Section-->Footnotes/Endnotes, which creates a new section, but it doesn't behave any differently than any other section; it just stays at the bottom of the text, not permanently at the bottom of the page. It also doesn't create the superscript, and I don't know how to get it to automatically number.

Does this function exist in Libre Office, and if so, how can I use it?

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answered 2012-02-25 21:47:34 +0200

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There should be an 'automatic' button on the footnote/endnote dialogue. Make sure "footnote" and "automatic" are selected, like so: http://i.imgur.com/lbMG0.png If yours looks drastically different to this, I'm not sure.

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Thank you. I also just didn't realize that the footnote section doesn't stay on the page until you create an anchor.

t.shank2 gravatar imaget.shank2 ( 2012-02-25 22:01:13 +0200 )edit

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