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Help me with endnotes in OOo please!! Double digit madness!

 
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 5:37 pm    Post subject: Help me with endnotes in OOo please!! Double digit madness! Reply with quote

I am hoping someone has experienced this problem before, as I'm not finding it on this forum...

When I create an endnote citation in writer (insert>footnote>endnote[enter character]>ok) it will create the citation on the last page and everything is fine until I save as a .doc file and re-open in writer to continue work.

When I re-open the .doc file in writer, my citation numbers that are double-digit (greater than 9) are messed up. In the body of the text, the superscript numbers that are higher than "9" only have the first digit ("1") in superscript, and the second digit in the in-body citation number is regular-case. Also, the in-body numbers no longer correspond to the citation at the list at the bottom. This is only the case for numbers greater that 9, double digit numbers.

I guess I will just have to keep the document open the whole time I work on it and then export to .pdf to print and submit.

Has anybody had to deal with this? Am I doing something wrong? Is it just because I am trying to save in Word 97 .doc format?

Frustrated............
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I guess I will just have to keep the document open the whole time I work on it and then export to .pdf to print and submit.

Save to the ODF format and you will have no problem. Word and OO might look similar, but under the hood, there can be significant differences. It can therefore be difficult to preserve formatting between different file formats.
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

I encountered this problem recently as well. it seems that when you get into double digits this problem occurs if the numbers are manually assigned. it seems that is what you are doing.

So my question is why are you assigning numbers manually? Why not let OO do the numbering for you. Then try again and see if you still have the problem.

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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're right, I did manually assign end note numbers. I did this in ignorance because I was assigning the same citation number when I was citing from the same sources. I should have known (I do now) that each citation gets a new number, no matter if the source has been cited before in the work or not. Now I'm manually assigning a new number to every citation, even if I have cited the source earlier.

Is there an easy way to retro-actively use the "automatic" option for number assignments or would this be prohibitively difficult?

Thanks for the responses
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