[Solved] A One-off Unnumbered Footnote?

Discuss the word processor

[Solved] A One-off Unnumbered Footnote?

Postby James Bejon » Sun May 10, 2020 2:57 pm

Dear All,

I’m a recent convert to OpenOffice and am having a good time of things so far.

A quick question if I may. I’m writing a document with numbered footnotes. I would like, however, on its very first page, to add a footnote which *isn’t* numbered (to disclose abbreviations, thanks, and the like). Does anyone out there know how such a thing can be done?

Thanks in advance,

James.
Last edited by James Bejon on Sun May 10, 2020 3:32 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Apache OpenOffice 4.1.7
macOS Catalina Version 10.15.4
James Bejon
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Sun May 10, 2020 2:53 pm

Re: A One-off Unnumbered Footnote?

Postby JeJe » Sun May 10, 2020 3:15 pm

When the insert footnote dialog pops up you can set the footnote Numbering to Character instead of numbering.

Edit:

If this doesn't do what you want then you might need to explain it further.
For nothing to be visible you could set the Character to a space. I don't understand what you mean by the following:

(to disclose abbreviations, thanks, and the like)
Openoffice 4.1.6
Windows 8
JeJe
Volunteer
 
Posts: 1145
Joined: Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:40 pm

Re: A One-off Unnumbered Footnote?

Postby John_Ha » Sun May 10, 2020 3:24 pm

Add a frame with Insert > Frame. Hide the borders.
You can write in the frame and locate it anywhere - it is like a separate "new small page on top of the original page".

As a new poster you will find much useful information in the Writer FAQ, the Writer Tutorials, the up to date AOO Writer for Students and the Writer User Guide. May I suggest you bookmark the pages.

Press F1 to access the Help screen and search for your problem

The chapter headings in the manual are:

1 - Introducing Writer
2 - Setting up Writer
3 - Working with Text
4 - Formatting Pages
5 - Printing, Exporting, Faxing and E-Mailing
6 - Introduction to Styles
7 - Working with Styles
8 - Working with Graphics
9 - Working with Tables
10 - Working with Templates
11 - Using Mail Merge
12 - Tables of Contents, Indexes and Bibliographies
13 - Working with Master Documents
14 - Working with Fields
15 - Using Forms in Writer
16 - Customizing Writer – Keyboard shortcuts.

When a pop-up window opens, click the Help button for extensive help on that function - it is often more comprehensive than the manual.

Showing that a problem has been solved helps others searching so, if your problem is now solved, please view your first post in this thread and click the Edit button (top right in the post) and add [Solved] in front of the subject.
LO 6.4.4.2, Windows 10 Home 64 bit

See the Writer Guide, the Writer FAQ, the Writer Tutorials and Writer for students.

Remember: Always save your Writer files as .odt files. - see here for the many reasons why.
John_Ha
Volunteer
 
Posts: 7794
Joined: Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:51 pm
Location: UK

Re: [Solved] A One-off Unnumbered Footnote?

Postby James Bejon » Sun May 10, 2020 3:32 pm

Thanks both!
Apache OpenOffice 4.1.7
macOS Catalina Version 10.15.4
James Bejon
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Sun May 10, 2020 2:53 pm

Re: [Solved] A One-off Unnumbered Footnote?

Postby RoryOF » Sun May 10, 2020 4:05 pm

This surely is not a Footnote in the normal sense, as a Footnote is keyed to an anchor, beside a word in the text. A separate Frame, as John_Ha suggests, is the best method.

My preference would be to put such abbreviation information on a blank lefthand page facing the first page of text, or in a display box at the foot of the lefthand page if it had the end of a preface or introduction text on it.
Apache OpenOffice 4.1.7 on Xubuntu 20.04.1 (mostly 64 bit version) and very infrequently on Win2K/XP
User avatar
RoryOF
Moderator
 
Posts: 31414
Joined: Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:30 pm
Location: Ireland


Return to Writer

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 16 guests