Issue 20701

Summary: Lotus Wordpro Type Tabbed Divisions
Product: Writer Reporter: tcblack <t.c.black>
Component: uiAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: issues
Version: OOo 1.1 RC5   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Windows XP   
URL: http://bw-users.netfirms.com/files/Tabbed_divisions.JPG
Issue Type: FEATURE Latest Confirmation in: ---
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Example of Lotus Wordpro's Division/ section handling. none

Description tcblack 2003-10-04 13:53:41 UTC
I really love Lotus WordPro's tabbed divisions and tabbed sections, which
basically allow you to maneuver around long and complex documents very
easily.  There is no similar feature in Writer, though the Navigator has some 
of that functionality.
For a clear example of what I mean look here:
http://bw-users.netfirms.com/files/Tabbed_divisions.JPG

Across the top of the document are a series of tabs each representing
a different section/subsection of the document.  The tabs are created
and named as you select Create>Division or Create>Section from the
menu.
Tab one might be called "Introduction" and have several nested
Subsections; the next main tab might be called BODY and contain
subdivisions each containing both a chapter and even subsections
themselves dividing the chapters up.  footnotes/endnotes can then be
created in a separate Bibliography division etc...

Please consider creating this type of interface Feature.  On the Boards over at 
OOdocs I've seen comments from others related to this being a favorite Lotus 
WordPro Feature.
Comment 1 mci 2003-10-22 08:01:53 UTC
reassigned to bh
Comment 2 tcblack 2004-10-21 20:03:56 UTC
Created attachment 18599 [details]
Example of Lotus Wordpro's Division/ section handling.
Comment 3 sajer 2004-11-19 17:41:20 UTC
This is a duplicate of issue 12686? But remember, this issue has two votes, 
12686 note. Preserve the votes, plz :-)
Comment 4 toddandmargo 2008-01-25 23:42:50 UTC
Dudes!  This IS NOT A DUPLICATE of 12686.   

12686 is speaking of separate documents in each tab, as in the style of
Firefox.

What is being asked for here is "Divider tabs".  The dividers are in
the SAME document, not separate documents.  It is a way of quickly
going to chapters, etc. in your document.

From Word Pro's help file:
    Divider tabs represent divisions and sections in a document. 
    They can be used to structure a document and reveal its 
    organization at a glance. Word Pro does not display divider
    tabs by default; you can display them by clicking the icon 
    on your workspace.

"Divider tabs" are an EXTREMELY powerful productivity tool.  They
are the main reason I have delayed switching from Word Pro to
Open Office Writer.

Please consider putting this request on a fast track.

Many thanks,
-T

Comment 5 ace_dent 2008-05-11 11:09:35 UTC
*** Issue 89291 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 6 rvinyard 2009-08-01 16:36:12 UTC
*** Issue 20701 has been confirmed by votes. ***
Comment 7 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:50:48 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements". 
Comment 8 xerty 2010-11-26 16:30:44 UTC
This is the one feature which keeps me using Lotus WordPro.
Division Tabs make organisation of large documents so much easier.
Comment 9 toddandmargo 2011-01-16 00:24:24 UTC
Reposted at Libre Office:
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=33173