lots of practical questions come up, while using Libreoffice Writer, about footnotes and endnotes… and users like me always just focus on what they want at the moment…
this is why I’m trying to aks a couple of questions, so that we could have a clearer understanding…
as to the THE HELP PAGE: (link)
I know it is hard work, still, there are some minor “flaws” to be corrected…
the style for H2 (which the “Footnotes” and “Endnotes” headings have in this page) are NOT significantly bigger than the H3… so, one has to look for the heading: “Endnotes” within the many similar looking H3 headings…
The footnotes section starts straight off with this:
“Collect at end of text”, which is totally not true
sure, it is, when the text is shorter than 1 full page but in any other cases, it collects at the end of the page… and you know what, when it is shorter than 1 full page, it still collects at the end of the page which happens to be the end of the text, too
now, this false statement can undermine any attempt to understand how these 2 behave…
starting with that footnotes can be OPTIONALLY made to collect at the end of the entire document… (which might include several documents)
Q1: if we want to get the numbers restart at the end of each CHAPTER…
(say, a chapter is a SECTION, which has a document linked in the “main document” which doesn’t have to be a “master document”)
can we do that?
using footnotes with the OPTION to collect at the end of the entire document?
say, we have a big document (more than 2 pages, including more than 1 document),
can we have a separator between the chapters’ endnotes in the “endnote block”?
w/out restarting the numbering?
::: end of chapter 1 :::
endnote n+1 (or 1 if it is opted to restart numbering)
endnore n+2 (or 2)
can the endnote “page”, that ism, the endnotes be copied and pasted into a new document? Say, someone wants to print a book, and wants to format and stylize the endnotes… those pages directly… adding separators, headings, etc?
can the endnotes / footnotes collected at the end of the whole of the document be exported? similarly to exporting the TOC?
can a document be printed / exported as PDF without the endnotes?
and without the workaround (to define a lesser number than the whole number of all pages including the endnotes?)
If one could see all these answers together, would surely gain a good understanding of the behavior of these two fairly complex elements of our documents…
thanks in advance!