Issue 31225 - No footnotes in frames
Summary: No footnotes in frames
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1.2
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 13 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 60898 73464 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2004-07-08 11:15 UTC by flobster
Modified: 2016-03-22 15:42 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Footnote may not be entered in the frame or the grafics caption (5.81 KB, application/vnd.sun.xml.writer)
2004-07-08 11:16 UTC, flobster
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Description flobster 2004-07-08 11:15:44 UTC
The footnote icon is greyed-out if you are entering text in frames or text-boxes
(from the drawing tool). Apparently captions are kept in frames as well, and
thus it is impossible to insert a footnote in a caption.

Suggested solution in the forum was a cross-reference on a white footnote
somewhere else but this is just a hack...
Comment 1 flobster 2004-07-08 11:16:42 UTC
Created attachment 16308 [details]
Footnote may not be entered in the frame or the grafics caption
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2004-07-08 14:30:07 UTC
Yes, that's a conceptional limitation. Problem is, that the exact position of
the footnote cannot be defined here, because the frame has its different
positions by page-, paragraph- and character-anchor.
Becaue of this concept, the podition of the footnote connt be clearly defined
inside the surrounding paragraph.
Comment 3 lohmaier 2006-06-27 11:59:54 UTC
*** Issue 60898 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 4 michael.ruess 2007-03-01 07:51:08 UTC
*** Issue 73464 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 5 belegdol 2007-05-28 18:16:46 UTC
Still present in 2.0. This is quite frustrating as it makes referencing figures
(pictures, graphs and so on) harder than it should be.
Comment 6 gleppert 2007-10-17 20:14:09 UTC
This is indeed an important issue and it is quite a large restriction in writing
scientific articles.
Still present in 2.3. on Windows XP and Linux
Comment 7 zivilist 2008-10-12 18:14:29 UTC
Still present in OOo 3.0 (final) on Mac OS X. It's pitty that the problem is
known since 2004 and not fixed yet.
Comment 8 floris_v 2010-05-04 09:35:34 UTC
Still around in 3.2. 
This is a defect, not a nice gadget. It means that if a writer needs to add only
one footnote or endnote in a caption, (s)he has to abandon using captions in the
entire document.
Comment 9 rgb 2010-05-04 12:42:10 UTC
There is a workaround: insert the footnote near the caption and then cross-
If you want to be certain that the real footnote anchor is on the same page of
the figure, you can change the wrapping for the figure frame so the footnote
anchor is to the right of the figure.
Comment 10 rgb 2010-05-04 12:52:37 UTC
"...and then cross-reference it inside the caption"
It seems I lost some text when copy/pasted my previous answer, sorry.
Comment 11 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:43:31 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements". 
Comment 12 Gogtl 2011-11-07 09:59:08 UTC
I only can stress the need for footnotes in captions. The word processor already is powerful, so it almost cannot be understood, that this important feature is missing for so long. In scientific articles it is a basic need to refer to the source of a figure without overloading the caption.