Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||create bibliography entry by using drag and drop from database beamer|
|Component:||ui||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:||issues@bibliographic <issues>|
|Version:||680m65||Keywords:||oooqa, rfe_eval_ok, usability|
|Target Milestone:||not determined|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description bryancole 2004-12-19 16:16:38 UTC
Using Writer for scientific paper, to enter citations from the bibiography database, the user must select a bibiography item from a drop-down list in the "Insert Bibiography Item" dialog. For a very large bibiography database, the Short Names in this list do not give enough context to allow the user to select the correct bibliography item. Usually, the user will have to refer to the full database, in the data-sources view, to find the right item. A better, more intuitive way to add citations to a document would be to drag records directly from the Bibiography database (data-sources view) into the document. At present, data-source records are added as either text, fields or a table when drag&dropped into a doc. I propose that when the data-source corresponds to the one registered as the bibiography database, an additional options be made available in the "Insert Database Columns" dialog, to insert the Bibliography records as a Bibliography item (with appropriate options). This would greatly simplify adding citations.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2004-12-20 09:57:30 UTC
reassigned to ES.
Comment 2 eric.savary 2005-01-03 03:12:55 UTC
Please have look.
Comment 3 lohmaier 2005-01-03 19:42:14 UTC
reworded summary a bit original summary: "Drag&Drop entry of bibliography references direct from the data-sources view."
Comment 4 ace_dent 2008-05-16 00:40:09 UTC
OpenOffice.org Issue Tracker - Feedback Request. The Issue you raised is currently assigned to 'Requirements' pending review, but has not been updated within the last 3 years. Please consider re-testing with one of the latest versions of OOo, as the problem(s) may have already been addressed. Either use the recent stable version: http://download.openoffice.org/index.html or consider trying the new OOo 3 BETA (still in testing): http://download.openoffice.org/3.0beta/ Please report back the outcome so this Issue may be Closed or Progressed as necessary - otherwise it may be Resolved as Invalid in the future. You may also wish to search for (and note) any duplicates of this Issue that may have advanced further by checking the Issue Tracker: http://www.openoffice.org/issues/query.cgi Many thanks, Andrew Cleaning-up and Closing old Issues as part of: ~ The Grand Bug Squash, pre v3 ~ http://marketing.openoffice.org/3.0/announcementbeta.html
Comment 5 bryancole 2008-05-16 09:47:53 UTC
this issue still stands.