[Bug 37361] LibreOffice 3.5 most annoying bugs

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Wed Mar 21 03:37:42 PDT 2012


Roman Eisele <bugs at eikota.de> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
         Depends on|                            |46020

--- Comment #243 from Roman Eisele <bugs at eikota.de> 2012-03-21 03:37:42 PDT ---
May I nominate Bug 46020 — "Loss of footnotes when exporting to DOC-File"? A
long-standing bug, of course, but IMHO very important, because this kind of
silent, not easy to notice, but severe footnote data loss is exactly the kind
of problem that could make LibreOffice useless for scientific, Academic and
other purposes and could chase out many users if it became public ...

(How can I say to my students: "Just use LibreOffice instead of MS Office, it's
free and fast, you can save you document as DOC file later, if you ever need to
do so", when there is the possibility that some footnotes get lost on DOC
export? Then, if I say to a student: "This is a citation but you did not mark
it! You made a plagiarism!" the student could just answer: "Oh no, there was
footnote giving the complete reference, but LibreOffice must have killed the
footnote when I saved the document as DOC file." Even the former German
Minister of Defense, Karl Theodor zu Guttenberg, who had to withdraw because he
missed so many many many quotation marks and references in his PhD thesis,
could excuse himself by saying "I used OpenOffice, and it has killed all the
footnotes." ;-)

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