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In scientific texts is common and for some articles in many journals
necessary to make an extra endnote for each reference. These journals also
demand that within the text more than 2 subsequent reference numbers should
be written like: 2-5. If libreoffice should be really an alternative for
usage in scientific writing at universities the correct implementation of a
feature as given in MS-office is absolutely vital. Otherwise the open office
writer is not usable for millions of students and scientists.
If you write 2- 3 4 5 and try to hide 3 4 (together with the spaces), the
endnotes themselves are also hidden. 
A work around using small font size and white color leads to terrible spaces
if you have more reference (e.g. 23-30). Interestingly these formattings are
not applied to the endnotes themselves. Therefore the vanishing of the
endnotes by hiding their reference number seems to be a bug. 
(Besides the possibility to add a "hidden" button to the toolbar would be
 So at the moment I have to stick to MS-Word.

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