Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Bibliography reference text should not be used as references key|
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Description thb 2008-07-31 13:14:18 UTC
Openoffice allows me to use any way to spell a bibliographic reference in a document - but just once. It uses the referenced text as the reference key. If I have multiple references with the same name, it adds just one reference at the Reference Index. However, if I need to change something in the reference text in one of its copies, openoffice duplicates it (e.g. "As Gates(2014) said, openofice is a perfect replacement for MSOFFICE" needs to be changed to "Openofice can replace MSOFFICE in many situations (GATES, 2014, p.23)") I would be nice to disassociate the reference text to the reference id. Maybe the first time one adds a reference, both can have the same value (or not). But, if a user chooses to change it, it does not looses the link with the others. Maybe the interface to add the entry should also be modified. It should allow to select the reference entry (combobox from reference list) and change the reference text in a textbox. This way, there would be no need to uses different GUI for adding or editing ref's entries. This is upstreamed from https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=412533 , see also attached bugdoc there. This happens for both document-based and database-based bibliographies.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2008-07-31 13:40:17 UTC
Reassigned to ES.
Comment 2 eric.savary 2008-07-31 13:43:46 UTC