Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Wanted: Insert cross reference to paragraph number|
|Status:||CLOSED DUPLICATE||QA Contact:||issues@sw <issues>|
|Priority:||P3||CC:||bulbul, guido.pinkernell, issues|
|Version:||OOo 1.1 RC4||Keywords:||oooqa|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description toralf 2003-10-03 13:28:06 UTC
Some way to insert the number of a numbered paragraph as a cross reference might be nice. Not possible today, as far as I can tell, as: 1. There is no format "Paragraph No" or similar in Fields->Reference 2. The number itself can't be used as reference value (target), as there is no way to select auto-inserted text.
Comment 1 sajer 2003-10-10 23:59:12 UTC
http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=11845#11845 Take a look at this thread; as one users says: "Even if it does change automatically, Writers solution sucks. I use automatic numbering of headings 1 - 3 and in a huge document with many headings, making cross-references in Microsoft Word is easy. I can make cross-references to each and every headline without defining it first. It is so easy that it is difficult if not impossible for a normal human being not to figure out how to use it. Everything is where you expect it to be. In Writer you would have to define every heading as a cross-reference if you make cross-references to alle chapters. Image a document with 300 headings (heading 1, 2 and 3). Why all this manual work, a word processor is supposed to make all this easy."
Comment 2 bulbul 2003-11-12 23:39:24 UTC
Might this be made a duplicate of issue 2593? Until the cross-referencing of paragraphs is made possible and intuitive i still can't recommend OOo for writing academic papers in my field, linguistics. In linguistics, we use many numbered examples to which we refer throughout a paper. I myself am forced to continue using Latex on all documents of this nature.
Comment 3 Unknown 2003-11-17 05:15:33 UTC
Just stumbled on something here. Using the navigator you can drag sections out of the headings field (or any other) and creat static hyperlinks to them. I would would like to suggest that refrasing this to a request to make those static links bothe dynamic and formatable (like bookmarks are) would resolve this issue without having to add a major piece to the interface. Also there needs to be documentation on how and what the feature does now sence the only way I discoveded that this was possible whe when I tried to drag the window and missed the edge.
Comment 4 bulbul 2003-12-10 17:34:53 UTC
If by "numbered paragraph" the reporter means a paragraph with a style linked to an outline level number, then it actually is possible to target the paragraph number, by choosing the "chapter" format of the "set reference" function in the Fields dialog (used by cross reference). I think that it's unintuitive and misleading to use the word "chapter" to describe this format, since it actually references any number associated with an outline numbered style. I've filed a separate bug to suggest a change: issue 23284. As such, i'm rescinding my earlier comment. The functionality is there, but it's rather hard to figure it out. Reporter, could you please try the "chapter" format for inserting a reference (instead of the "paragraph no" you were looking for) and confirm that this answers your issue. If it does, then please close this bug as invalid.
Comment 5 toralf 2003-12-11 08:39:21 UTC
I was talking about normal paragraph numbering as in the one you get when hitting the numbering icon in the toolbar - not outline numbering. I've actually used outline numbering as a workaround now, but this method is generally too cumbersome to use for simple numbered lists, and of course, there is also the limitation that you are restricted to a fixed number of outline levels (as far as I understand.) Another limitation of the "chapter" format is that you get just the number, without any formatting; I sometimes want to include separators etc. in the cross reference text. I think the best way to fix this problem would be simply to allow the auto-inserted number to be selected for cross reference source.
Comment 6 mci 2003-12-15 11:08:09 UTC
reassigned to bh
Comment 8 guido.pinkernell 2004-01-31 18:52:50 UTC
This is obviously a duplicate of Issue 2204. All those which have voted here: Please transfer your votes to Issue 2204. *** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 2204 ***
Comment 9 guido.pinkernell 2004-01-31 18:53:16 UTC
Comment 11 stgries 2008-08-29 02:06:31 UTC
As much as i want to move away from word, not being able to insert cross-references to numbered lists is just insane. In linguistics, we need to be able to refer to numbered examples all the time; in statistics, we need to refer to numbered equations (and that is also clumsy enough). How am I supposed to write anything longer than 20 pages (or even the occasional book) without this feature? PLEASE make this a priority!!!