Issue 25311 - Automatically generated bibliographic abbreviations
Summary: Automatically generated bibliographic abbreviations
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 4260
Alias: None
Product: bibliographic
Classification: Code
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1
Hardware: All All
: P4 Trivial
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: issues@bibliographic
QA Contact: issues@bibliographic
Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2004-02-10 10:04 UTC by goon2
Modified: 2008-05-17 23:54 UTC (History)
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Description goon2 2004-02-10 10:04:25 UTC
When one insert a new bibliographic entry in OOo, one has to define the
abreviation that will be inserted within the text as a reference to the
bibliography which is usually at the bottom of the document. This abbreviation
is defined by the user and is set once and for all.

The issue is that when you put several references, they appear as, eg:
(Bourdieu, 1977)(Friedberg, 1993). If abbreviations where automatically
generated, one would have had (Bourdieu, 1977; Friedberg, 1993) which is better
from an academic point of view.
The same occurs when one quotes various book from the same author: (Bourdieu,
1977)(Bourdieu, 1995) is incorrect, (Bourdieu, 1977, 1995) is correct.
And the same goes on when an author has written several things during the same
year: abbreviations should be automatically generated to have Bourdieu 1995a,
1995b, etc.

It would be very great if OOo were able to automatically generate bibliographic
abbreviations, as does BibTeX for example. I've set the priority to 4, as
academic researchers, though they recognize the power of bibliographic tool,
would not use it because abbreviation system is bad.

Keep up the good work anyway!
Comment 1 dnwilson 2004-04-08 23:10:07 UTC
Thanks for the suggesting, the Bibliographic project has plans to add the 
ability to do as you suggest. 
Check the project documents if you would like to be sure that we are fully 
covering your suggestion. see 

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 4260 ***
Comment 2 ace_dent 2008-05-17 21:50:26 UTC
The Issue you raised has been marked as 'Resolved' and not updated within the
last 1 year+. I am therefore setting this issue to 'Verified' as the first step
towards Closing it. If you feel this is incorrect, please re-open the issue and
add any comments.

Many thanks,
Cleaning-up and Closing old Issues
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Comment 3 ace_dent 2008-05-17 23:54:42 UTC
As per previous posting: Verified -> Closed.
A Closed Issue is a Happy Issue (TM).