[Libreoffice] [PATCH] fix for fdo#32421: set indent for footnotes / endnotes to 0.6cm

André Schnabel andre.schnabel at gmx.net
Tue Jun 21 23:08:54 PDT 2011

Hi Tor,

Am 22.06.2011 07:00, schrieb Tor Lillqvist:
>> Patch is attached. It is just setting the indent for Footnote / Endnote
>> styles to 0.6cm (previously 0.5cm). It has not big effect to footnotes
>> <=99 but makes them prettier for numbers>=100.
> I guess actually fixing it so that the (automatic?) indentation depends on the number of footnotes is hard?

This would have to be done at another place - not in the style but for 
the paragraph, when the footnote gets inserted (check number width, 
calculate widht, apply attributes per Paragraph).

This would be higher efford and the outcome would not be desirable, as 
thenthe  user would have inconistent display of footnotes.

> This indentation can be modified manually afterwards, right?

yes. That's the workaround, already mentioned in the bug report.

> How many footnotes to "typical" documents have (yeah, I know zero...). I mean, how many footnotes do "typical" documents that have footnotes at all have?

I'd assume scientific or legal documents to have something like 100..300 
footnotes / endnotes.  But I'm not an expert in this. I can as 
Jacqueline (who pointed me to the bugreport - she is our "german writer 


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