Issue 13994 - It would be nice to automatically reference headings in the same way as illustration or table captions
Summary: It would be nice to automatically reference headings in the same way as illus...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 2204
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.0.3
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 6 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: bettina.haberer
QA Contact: issues@sw
Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2003-05-01 15:16 UTC by eroosenmaallen
Modified: 2004-01-19 16:28 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Chapter reference shows empty (51.52 KB, image/png)
2003-05-25 01:45 UTC, magi
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Description eroosenmaallen 2003-05-01 15:16:52 UTC
There are often situations where it would be useful to insert a reference to a
heading, in the same way as for a table or illustration caption - a choice
between page, chapter number ("1.1"), full reference ("2.1.Widget Types"), etc.
The code is obviously there and working for caption references - it should be a
short step (I think) to extend it to headings. There has been much discussion on
the users@ list about this, and the suggested work-arounds (mainly using a
numeric range variable in the headings, or manually setting the heading text as
a reference) are less-than-ideal.
Comment 1 magi 2003-05-25 01:43:38 UTC
The chapter references seem to work somewhat erratically in OOo 1.1b2.

The Insert/Cross-Reference dialog has tab References, when you can set
and insert references. However, the "Chapter" format doesn't seem to
do anything - the reference will be just a small gray box. The "Page",
"Reference", "Above/Below", and "As Page Style" formats for the
references work just fine.

This works for me in some documents, but I can't get it to work again
in new documents. I'll try to illustrate the problem with an attachment.
Comment 2 magi 2003-05-25 01:45:16 UTC
Created attachment 6390 [details]
Chapter reference shows empty
Comment 3 warkari 2003-06-05 18:26:54 UTC
*** This issue has been confirmed by popular vote. ***
Comment 4 h.ilter 2003-06-06 13:48:47 UTC
Reassigned to BH.
Comment 5 pasc2001 2003-06-06 20:34:58 UTC
Isn't this the same as issue 2204? If it is we have 8 votes already :)
Comment 6 Unknown 2003-06-06 21:10:04 UTC
Yes will be nice get the cross reference working with outline 
I used it in long reports in M$Word.
Comment 7 jesh 2003-11-02 12:55:11 UTC
This kind of works for me using ooo 1.1 rc4. However, it only works
when you select Tools/Outline numbering and assing numbering style
"1,2,3, ..." (to level 1/heading 1). It does not work if you modify
style from stylelist and assing numbering style (to heading 1).

After assigning Outline numbering from Tools menu, I am able to make
bookmarks/cross reference to heading and after that insert chapter
reference of heading to the document. This is not very easy thought. I
would like to see much simpler method for referencing chapters/headings.

(is this related to bug 21062?)
Comment 8 guido.pinkernell 2004-01-19 16:26:28 UTC
This is a duplicate of Issue 2204. So I will be closing this shortly as a dup.
However, since it's been voted on already 15 times I urge everyone to transfer
his votes to Issue 2204 since it sure is something which needs to be implemented
soon. People keep asking about how to reference to a chapter heading, and one
actually was thinking aloud about turning his back on OOo because of this. So
concentrating all votes on a single RFE might speed up the process of

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 2204 ***
Comment 9 guido.pinkernell 2004-01-19 16:28:39 UTC