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select all footnotes even when footnote text has various styles

asked 2016-06-08 17:05:03 +0100

wallacevernon gravatar image

I would like to be able to select the text for all footnotes in a document at once, but previous solutions that I have found require all footnotes to share the same style. If my footnotes include text with various styles (i.e., not simply Footnote, but also Default Style, etc.), is there any way to select all footnotes nonetheless? Among other things, this would be helpful for resetting the style of all footnotes to Footnote after various text with other styles has been included in footnotes through cutting and pasting.

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answered 2016-06-09 07:50:16 +0100

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image


To my knowledge you can not select all footnotes, this is a limitation inherited from OOo and which was the subject of a (very old) request for enhancement.

A workaround is to temporarily group footnotes at the end of document and use the Fill Format tool.


  • ToolsFootnotes/EndnotesFootnotes tab▸Position: End of document
  • Go to end of document
  • FormatStyles and Formatting (or sidebar)
  • Click Fill Format Mode, select the style to apply, clic on paragraphs.
  • Esc to stop Fill Format Mode (or click again on the tool)


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