Issue 106199 - character in index entry dialog
Summary: character in index entry dialog
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.1.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 12 votes (vote)
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Reported: 2009-10-22 15:49 UTC by nebbiolo
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:41 UTC (History)
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Description nebbiolo 2009-10-22 15:49:21 UTC
Click Insert > Indexes and Tables > Entry to display a dialog box similar to
that shown below.
You can accept the word or phrase shown in the Entry box or change it to
whatever you want. But is not possible to format the character.
Now you can only insert special characters.
When I use Microsoft Word have this feature.
With Microsoft Word can be done in two ways. 
1)In the "Mark Index Entry", select Main entry in the box, right-click of the
mouse and select character menu.
2)Locate the XE field code for the index entry. (You may need to enable the
display of hidden text in order to see the location of the XE fields) and change
the character.

Is useful for this type of indices

Anthracite.................p 8
Baltic Dry Index[italic]...p 6
Coal.......................p 14
Iron.......................p 9
Wheat..................... p 2

Best regards
Comment 1 eric.savary 2009-10-23 11:14:12 UTC
you can define a charcter style by key level using "Insert - Indexes and Tables
- Indexes and Tables - Entries" tab.

Else you can format specific entries afterward when removing the
write-protection of the index and without updating the index anymore.

The implementation of a formatting to specific entries not related to a style is
not possible.
Comment 2 eric.savary 2009-10-23 11:14:24 UTC
Comment 3 nebbiolo 2010-06-06 08:13:27 UTC
After reading this page:
I thought I would reopen this iusse.

"It Would be more intuitive and faster to edit Practical These fields in-place
instead of  through a dialog. Ideally They Should Also allow for direct
formatting as well."

The XE field code for the index entry allows change the character on MsWord!
Best regards
Comment 4 michael.ruess 2010-06-07 14:21:52 UTC
Reassigned to requirements.
Comment 5 pedrok 2010-06-10 05:48:09 UTC
This is a very good idea and would enhance compatibility with Word.
Comment 6 oooalpha 2010-06-22 21:00:23 UTC
field code of ms word
{XE "battle of Pittsburgh"}
< of Pittsburgh > = italic

When the issue 33737 is resolved, allow for direct formatting as well in the
"insert index entry" dialog-box.
Comment 7 00oit 2010-07-03 01:20:47 UTC
*** Issue 106199 has been confirmed by votes. ***
Comment 8 ddmiller 2010-07-17 23:30:06 UTC

I do not understand.
A input field is not field of index mark..
Maybe it's more like the issue 29508
For now you can not have a fields to support more than one style font.
Comment 9 hpessoa 2010-08-10 21:55:05 UTC
In a scientific document some index entries need to be able to display words in
The problem is analogous to the functions bibliographic
and to the Table of Contents
Comment 10 jacques_m 2010-08-16 08:47:09 UTC
I also do not understand.
XML tags that identify index entries does not seem a TextField, but I'm not a
<text:alphabetical-index-mark>, <text:alphabetical-index-mark-start>, and

"es" said: "The Implementation of a formatting to specific entries not related
to a style is not possible."
Maybe you could think of a character style for some specific index entries.
Indeed - as said "hpessoa" - in a scientific paper you need's use of italics for
some index entries or parts thereof.
A kind of main entry,  but applied to the text - or part - of the index entry.
For better compatibility with MS Word would be useful to have three styles:
Bold, Italics and Underlines.
Comment 11 m_z 2010-08-21 14:09:49 UTC
Might be an idea the use of "signs" to identify 
the text to be formatted with a different style.
Bold    ->  @[text]
Italics ->  @(text)
This could also be used in the concordance file.
Comment 12 x_d 2010-09-15 16:33:51 UTC
"es" wrote:
"Else you can format specific entries afterward when removing the
write-protection of the index and without updating the index anymore."
You could add an option to store formatting ( of specific entries) 
when you update the index?
This ability to store the formatting may be used even when 
you must import/export to doc/docx (The XE fields allow formatting).
Xavier Dubrac