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How do I get the typography toolbar footnotes markers (asterisk, etc.) to work?

asked 2017-03-16 13:46:11 +0100

TreborElknuk gravatar image

I've installed the extension Typography toolbar 1.0 (0.5 oxt) in order to be able to use footnote markers: asterisk, dagger, etc. but when I select that (Footnote numbering symbols from the toolbar) it still uses numeric footnote markers and changes the font type from Times New Roman. How do I get this to work? Why isn't the asterisk, dagger, etc. sequence for footnote markers a basic option for LO? I'm running LibreOffice Writer 5.2.5.1.

P.S. The "i'm not a robot" came up as "Nao sou um robo" --what's the deal?

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answered 2017-03-17 10:11:27 +0100

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As floris said, you need Linux Libertine G or Linux Biolinum G font. Then edit the following character styles: Footnote anchor and Footnote characters and set the font as

Linux Libertine G:foot=1

or

Linux Biolinum G:foot=1

Just remember to number the footnotes "per page" on Tools → Footnotes and endnotes → Footnotes tab.

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Thank you for responding. I'll try that. Is that documented anywhere?

TreborElknuk gravatar imageTreborElknuk ( 2017-03-17 14:10:34 +0100 )edit

Yes, It's documented Here and this is the ODF version.

Jair López gravatar imageJair López ( 2017-03-17 14:57:10 +0100 )edit
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answered 2017-03-16 20:00:29 +0100

floris v gravatar image

Running LibO 5.3.0 on Win 10, just downloaded and installed Typography 1.1 and can't reproduce your problem. Of course, you have to set Linux Libertine G or another Graphite font as the font for your body text.

It's true that you can't set the asterisk, dagger style for footnotes in LibO, and that's odd, although I suspect that the asterisk and dagger style is somewhat old-fashioned.

There are many complaints about the captcha. I can't help you with that.

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Thank you for responding. I admit that I'm the pretty ignorant about Typology 1.1 as there wasn't any documentation accompanying it that I came across that was for a newbie.

I don't know if the asterisk, dagger style is old fashion; I've seen it used in several fairly recently published books (and my not too ancient "The Chicago Manual of Style" still discusses it)--probably something the publisher weighs in on. That said, I have both footnotes and end notes and need to differentiate between.

TreborElknuk gravatar imageTreborElknuk ( 2017-03-17 14:01:00 +0100 )edit

That is--differentiate within the text body and none of the other footnote marker options were desirable. But that is another issue.

TreborElknuk gravatar imageTreborElknuk ( 2017-03-17 21:46:30 +0100 )edit
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