typographic freaks: footnotes not vertically aligned to last line of body text in following page (as in good typographic style)

Noel Grandin noel at peralex.com
Thu Dec 20 05:59:59 PST 2012

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On 2012-12-19 13:43, siren wrote:
> in these months Libreoffice gained new useful features and  team has 
> fixed many long-time-unsolved bugs
> but there is a thing that, if we cannot strictly to define as a BUG, 
> is, at least, a  "defect" regarding the right typography
> I mean the behavior of footnotes versus the text body contained in 
> subsequent pages
> professionally formatted books, look like this
> http://tli.tl/m2507H
> as you can see, footnotes (last footnote) are perfectly vertically 
> aligned with the last line of text in following page
> http://tli.tl/0740NZ (zoom in detail)
> while if we insert a footnote in OpenOffice/Libreoffice, this is what 
> we get
> http://tli.tl/2mfCgT
> an horrible difference between footnote and last line of body text 
> that result not aligned that makes appereance of documents with 
> footnotes very ugly
> if making this enhancement is not too hard, it will be a great step 
> toward dtp for LibreOffice
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