When you set out a numbered list, it is fashionable to put a full stop after the number. For example:
- Some text.
- Some more text.
- Yet more text.
In Writer, you can put a full stop after the number using the ListStyle: Numbering dialogue. On the Customise tab, in the Separator area, you type a full stop in After.
Currently, there is a problem with inserting a cross reference to a line number of this type: Writer includes the full stop with the number. For example, suppose I wanted to write a sentence including a cross reference to the second line of the preceding list. I could say: “Repeat Step 2, as needed.” However if I used a cross reference to insert that 2, Writer shows: “Repeat Step 2., as needed.”
Writer didn’t always do that. I can’t determine the version of LibreOffice where this behaviour changed but if I go back to PDFs of documents I wrote, the change occurred between 5 April 2021 and 24 February 2022.
I currently see the problem with LibreOffice version 126.96.36.199 either under Debian with Gnome or Windows 11.
Does anyone know of a workaround to get rid of the full stop in the cross reference?