Issue 18326 - Footnote number greater than 99 are missing extra space before text
Summary: Footnote number greater than 99 are missing extra space before text
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 RC3
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Trivial with 4 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
: 92959 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2003-08-17 23:07 UTC by ajkessel
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:33 UTC (History)
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2010-10-17 18:11 UTC, holdsworth
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Description ajkessel 2003-08-17 23:07:51 UTC
It appears that OO allocates three spaces for footnote numbers (in the footnote,
not in the text). While this allows for one space between the number and the
text for footnotes under 100, after 100, the number goes right up against the
text. I haven't found an easy workaround for this behavior. It seems like the
spacing between the footnote number and the footnote text should remain the same
for footnotes over 100.
Comment 1 rblackeagle 2003-08-18 04:45:18 UTC
Just tried it.  It does indeed do this.  It is certainly
unproffessional looking.  Needs to be fixed.
Comment 2 ajkessel 2003-08-18 04:58:10 UTC
Actually, it turns out there is a work-around. If you change the
indent for the footnote style to a greater number (say, 0.26") and
change the first line indent to an equally smaller number (-0.26"), as
long as there is now enough room for another digit in the footnote, it
fixes the problem, although it makes perhaps too large a space for the
footnotes < 100.  So the quick fix is to make a separate footnote
style for those footnotes > 99 and those < 100.
Comment 3 tamblyne 2003-08-18 21:21:20 UTC
Comment 4 h.ilter 2003-08-19 13:48:17 UTC
In fact we have no defect here. May it would be better to make the
footnote dialog more intuitive.
You can adjust the space from the footnote under the Menu Tools -
Just enter one or two space in the After Field. 
If you want to adjust only one footnote, then you can drag by mouse
the below rectangle on the top ruler and move it to the right. The
rectangle above can be dragged back.
Comment 5 ajkessel 2003-08-19 14:26:03 UTC
A few problems with this solution:

1) As you noted, difficult to know that this is how you go about
fixing it.

2) Putting one space after the footnote number means multiple line
footnotes won't be lined up properly. I think it is generally expected
that the footnote will line up flush left with itself, i.e., like
indent. If you add spaces after footnote number with tools->footnote
the first line (text) of the footnote will be to the right of the text

3) Ideally--I think--you would want the extra space to appear for
footnotes over 99 but not before that.  Of course this could be done
manually, but I don't think anyone is going to want the footnote
number to run right into the text, so it would be better if the
default behavior would be to add the space for footnotes over 99.

Another way to do it that I imagine might be more difficult would be
to have the style change for all footnotes if the total number of
footnotes in over 99.

Otherwise you get the perhaps awkward look of the text of footnote 99
being aligned differently than the text of footnote 100.
Comment 6 ace_dent 2008-05-16 02:41:31 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

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Comment 7 meywer 2008-08-09 13:00:24 UTC
while comment of hi looks like a solution it's not the very best. caus for
footnotes 1-9 there is a larger space between number and text - but would be
good, to have one fix space, I think. 

see issue 61783 too.
Comment 8 meywer 2008-08-09 13:05:18 UTC
Btw - I would like to get footnotenumbers in the same font, font-size and
font-style as footnotetext automatically (use character-format for
footnotenumber from paragraph-format of footnotetext)

Same holds for paragraph-numbering - although the numbers are displayed in the
same font and size, but if the heading is underlined, the number is not, which
looks not really nice for me.
Comment 9 michael.ruess 2008-08-20 18:27:14 UTC
*** Issue 92959 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 10 paroiron 2009-08-28 11:21:25 UTC
I have the idea that this issue is just a shrinkage and spacing style tuning

Here's a fix I found (I hope I will translate it right, because I use a french
OO). To make all the footnotes' text aligned regardless of the footnotes' number
number of digits, you can try the following :
- footnote style/spacing and shrinkage/ shrinkage before text = +0,7cm
- footnote style/spacing and shrinkage/ shrinkage first line  = -0,7cm

You can try several shrinkage values as long as they are opposite values.

If a footnote is made of several paragraph and you want the following paragraph
aligned with the first, create a footnote style named "footnote style -
following", with (in my example):
- footnote style/spacing and shrinkage/ shrinkage before text = +0,7cm
- footnote style/spacing and shrinkage/ shrinkage first line  = 0
Then declare in the original "footnote style" :
-following style = "footnote style - following"

Therefore I think that setting the footnote style defaut values in OOo should be
Comment 11 shmuelh 2010-04-25 08:32:29 UTC
As of today (4/25/2010) this problem still exists, and I find it a real nuisance.
Comment 12 Regina Henschel 2010-04-25 11:45:33 UTC
The space for the footnote numbering in the footnote is the distance from the
left margin to the beginning of the text. This space is determined by the
"Indent & Spacing" setting of the paragraph style of the footnote. If you need a
larger spacing, set it in the paragraph style "Footnote". If you need different
styles for 1-9, 10-99 and 100-…, then simple define new styles.
Comment 13 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:47:30 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements". 
Comment 14 nemeth.lacko 2010-09-24 23:40:10 UTC
Linux Libertine G has a font feature for right aligned footnote numbers, plus it
supports true superiors. Set "Linux Libertine G:algn=1&sups=1" extended font
name in Footnote Characters character style and Normal position instead of
superscript to use these features, see
Comment 15 holdsworth 2010-10-17 18:09:20 UTC
Every footnote characters should be followed by a tab.
Add a gap by default (tab, value= 0,50 cm) between number (footnote characters)
and text in footnotes.
This allows greater control of space between the number and footnotes (useful
when the note number to reach three figures).
The picture shows the default settings and the proposal(Please see the attached).
It may also be useful for the issue 13308.
A simple solution would be to provide a set of macro like these, but written for
Comment 16 holdsworth 2010-10-17 18:11:30 UTC
Created attachment 72085 [details]