When I save a file with footnotes as a .doc or a .rtf file, and then I open that file in MS Word, I get these irritating tabs after the footnote reference number, but before the footnote text. That makes my footnotes look stupid.
You might be inclined to say, “Oh, well, full compatibility will never be reached,” but I’ve actually had a lot of success getting every other compatibility issue cleared up. It’s also not just a problem with the .doc format, because it’s an issue in .rtf files too. (Although, of course, it may be a problem with MS Word, but we don’t live in a perfect world where Microsoft is forced by market pressure or a sense of basic decency to put out an adequate product that’s compatible with competitors.)
I’m thinking this footnote-tab thing is not really some dark piece of rogue code. It must be something about how LibreOffice records the character after the footnote anchor which throws off Word.
Thanks for your help!