Issue 29680 - footnote area cannot occupy the entire type area
Summary: footnote area cannot occupy the entire type area
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 3 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2004-05-29 22:45 UTC by laszlokaroly
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:41 UTC (History)
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Description laszlokaroly 2004-05-29 22:45:53 UTC
There is a strange limitation of footnote area. It cannot occupy the entire type
area only the 80% of it.
In the page style setting window I can choose 'Not larger than page area' (type
area would be more correct) which means - for me - that:
footnote area < type area, but actually it is only < type area * 0.80.
Check, for instance, sw/source/ui/misc/pgfnote.cxx:
lMaxHeight *= 8;
lMaxHeight /= 10; and the like...

Is there any practical reason to do this limitation or is it possible to make an

Thanks, Laci

P.S.: I think this issue affects every version of OOo on every system.
Comment 1 jack.warchold 2004-06-03 15:57:56 UTC
reassigend to bh. 
plaese make footnotes able to take the whole writable area
Comment 2 gulliver666 2004-06-28 16:51:05 UTC
Yes I too am having this problem. In some cases where the footnote is made up 
of many paragraphs and the footnote reference number is near the bottom of the 
page, much of the footnote text gets shifted onto the next page.
Comment 3 lohmaier 2004-09-23 20:12:15 UTC
confirming & reassigning.
Comment 4 ace_dent 2008-05-16 00:39:29 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

The Issue you raised is currently assigned to 'Requirements' pending review, but
has not been updated within the last 3 years. Please consider re-testing with
one of the latest versions of OOo, as the problem(s) may have already been
addressed. Either use the recent stable version:
or consider trying the new OOo 3 BETA (still in testing):
Please report back the outcome so this Issue may be Closed or Progressed as
necessary - otherwise it may be Resolved as Invalid in the future. You may also
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Comment 5 laszlokaroly 2008-06-02 21:14:13 UTC
Hi, I still have the same problem with 2.4.1rc1. I will test 3beta soon.
Comment 6 laszlokaroly 2008-06-03 11:39:26 UTC
3beta also does not work as expected.