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From Oliver-Rainer Wittmann <orwittm...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: Adding comments on footnotes
Date Fri, 21 Feb 2014 08:17:56 GMT
Hi,

On 19.02.2014 18:08, Brian Barker wrote:
> At 15:41 19/02/2014 +0000, Gordon Snow wrote:
>> I am using Open Office 4.0.1 to edit a document loaded as a Microsoft
>> Word (.doc file) .
>>
>> Adding marginal comments using Ctrl/Alt/C in the main text is
>> straightforward. Adding comments on a footnote is not. The RH slide
>> bar to move through text simply jumps repeatedly across the existing
>> screen text.
>>
>> As a temporary measure, I have added an explanatory comment attached
>> to the footnote number in the main text, referring to the difficulty
>> and listing the changes I wanted made to the footnote itself. Is there
>> a neater way of doing this? Or have I uncovered a genuine bug in the
>> program?
>
> I think you've discovered a bug in Microsoft Word!  It seems that it is
> not possible to attach a comment to footnote text in Word, so there is
> presumably no way to save such a  comment in a .doc file.  Whatever you
> managed to do in OpenOffice, the comment would not reappear when you
> reopened the .doc file.
>

I can confirm this.
No comments/annotations can be added to footnote's content in Microsoft 
Word 2003 or Microsoft Word 2013.


Best regards, Oliver.

> Moral: always use the application's native format - here .odt.
> Distribute finished documents as .pdf.  If your correspondents insist on
> .doc files, they and you are limited by what can be saved in this format.
>
> I trust this helps.
>
> Brian Barker
>
>
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