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Hello, thank you both for your answers. A new link to the same document, saved as ODT: – hope this one will open flawlessly.

I don't see an automatic method, but there is a manual techniques that is quite straightforward.

I know the manual way of doing it – although I had a good reason to ask about an automatic method: the original file contains 1000+ footnotes :) This should have been written it at the very beginning: I am quite familiar with LO Writer and really have tried out different options. I decided ask my question because I really don't know what to do now.

o Either: place the cursor on the first footnote anchor, so that it changes from I-beam to a hand, and go to right-click | Footnote/Endnote... . o Or: place the cursor immediately to the left of the first footnote anchor and go to Edit | Footnote/Endnote... . o In the Edit Footnote/Endnote dialogue, the Numbering type is shown as Character; change this to Automatic. o *Don't* click OK, but instead click the right-arrow at bottom right to move to the next footnote anchor.
o Repeat the process, clicking Automatic and the right-arrow each time.
o When the right-arrow becomes greyed out, you have come to the end of the footnote anchors; click OK.

o The label in the footnote now labelled "D" has different format from the others, as it has a different paragraph style. Open the Styles and Formatting window and correct this.

o The footnotes are now labelled A, B, C, etc. If you want to change this - perhaps to the conventional 1, 2, 3, etc. - go to Tools | Footnotes/Endnotes... | Footnotes | AutoNumbering | Numbering and make your choice.

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

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