Issue 41923 - RFE: PDF Export of multiple outline numberings
Summary: RFE: PDF Export of multiple outline numberings
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: 680m74
Hardware: PC All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: numbering
: 51869 (view as issue list)
Depends on: 70748
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Reported: 2005-02-02 18:45 UTC by msowka
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:17 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Example Document (8.77 KB, application/vnd.sun.xml.writer)
2005-02-03 18:09 UTC, msowka
no flags Details
File making example of the workaround (9.02 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2006-10-19 19:10 UTC, msowka
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Description msowka 2005-02-02 18:45:15 UTC
I'm impressed with the additional features of the PDF Export function in the
Open Office 2.0 developer drops. :D Great stuff! But I've noted a little bug in

More specifically, the bookmarks in the following scenario don't get generated
properly. My document has a bunch of headings (1-4), and appendices at the end.
It seems that the Appendix styles I've created (Appendix 1 based on Heading 1
style etc.) don't get tagged into the PDF correctly.

In the Tools->Outline Numbering I have the Appendix 1 set to level 8, showing as
sublevel 1, prepend "Append A " etc etc. But when I export the document to PDF
it turns out that the Appendix gets tagged as a subsection of the previous top
level section! :|

Comme ca:
8 References
|_ Appendix A - Detailed Graphs

When it should be, obviously, comme ca:
8 References
Appendix A - Detailed Graphs
Comment 1 msowka 2005-02-02 18:50:45 UTC
Ooops, one quick note of interested to weed out the obvious.

I've got a style "First Heading 1" in my work (it's the first heading, with
custom styles etc etc) and I set that up in Outline Numbering at level 7.
Similar to the Appendix 1 scenario I've described. BUUUT It shows up correctly
in the PDF tagging.
Comment 2 philipp.lohmann 2005-02-02 19:25:39 UTC
This would be somthing for fme
Comment 3 frank.meies 2005-02-03 06:25:29 UTC
FME: First I have to lower the priority:

FME->msowka: Please attach the document causing the problems.

FME->MRU: Please have a look if this is something for 2.0
Comment 4 michael.ruess 2005-02-03 07:42:20 UTC
PDF is HI's area.
Comment 5 msowka 2005-02-03 18:09:29 UTC
Created attachment 22163 [details]
Example Document
Comment 6 msowka 2005-02-03 18:11:54 UTC
After thinking about this some more...

I guess Open Office "does the right thing" for now by laying out the heading in
the Navigator AND PDF OUPUT according to level.

I hope You understand my concern from the sample document, there needs to be a
way to have alternative 1ST LEVEL headings such as Appendices. Gauged from "show

I'll leave it to the Pros. Anything else I can do?
Comment 7 slurdge 2005-06-07 15:25:58 UTC
I can comment further on this.

I believe the correct way to do this would be to create a special numbering that
would put 'Appendix' before the title (easily done).

However, the problem is that when you apply a numbering style to a title style,
you loose the bookmark ability (you can't see it anymore in the navigator and
pdf). There should be a mean to keep this ability to have bookmarks for
numbering or for a paragraph style, however i did not find any way to do this.
The only thing that work is the 'numbering: outline', that you have by default
for titles, but that you can't select yourself. This numbering is related to the
Tools->Outline numbering.

I hope I made myself clear.
I can attach the document with the new styles if needed.
Comment 8 h.ilter 2005-06-21 12:20:45 UTC
HI->FME: From my point of view this is not defect but a enhancement. Don't you
have already such project?
Comment 9 frank.meies 2005-06-21 15:19:21 UTC
FME->HBRINKM: This issue basically is a request for multiple outline numberings.
Please have a look if this is a duplicate of one of your issues.
Comment 10 h.ilter 2005-07-18 11:43:55 UTC
*** Issue 51869 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 11 hwoarang 2005-12-09 00:45:17 UTC
As HI and FME says: Enhancement.

Comment 12 openoffice 2006-10-16 15:32:29 UTC
OD took over numbering
Comment 13 Oliver-Rainer Wittmann 2006-10-18 12:49:25 UTC
accpeting this issue - set appropriate target.

Yes, this is an enhancement. Currently, we (MRU, FL and OD) are working on a
feature specification to introduce the ability in the Writer to get a heading
into a text document independent on the outline style (menu Tools - Outline
Numbering) and its assigned paragraph styles.
Comment 14 frank.meies 2006-10-19 08:21:43 UTC
fme: I'll change the title to better reflect the actual problem.

fme->msowka: There seems to be a workaround for your problem (found by OD):
Assign style Heading 1 to the Appendix paragraph. Create a new numbering style
and assign it to the Appendix paragraph. This way the Appendix paragraph will be
on level 1 in the navigator/pdf file but the actual numbering comes from the new
numbering style.
Comment 15 msowka 2006-10-19 19:09:45 UTC
Yes, the workaround works beautifully. If someone wants to see how this works
I'm attaching an example document. I've added a new Appendix Numbering based on
Numbering 1. The only quirk here (and I think this applies aside of this issue)
is that you have to sneak a ' ' (space) After the numbering character so that
the numbering and heading are not melded in the PDF bookmark

Thanks OD, FME,
Comment 16 msowka 2006-10-19 19:10:53 UTC
Created attachment 39885 [details]
File making example of the workaround
Comment 17 msowka 2006-10-19 19:11:49 UTC
Forgot to comment that: conceptually, this workaround actually makes good
(better) sense as appendices are really just Level 1 headings with different
Comment 18 Mathias_Bauer 2007-12-03 14:48:52 UTC
according to release status meeting -> 3.x
Comment 19 Oliver-Rainer Wittmann 2007-12-06 12:23:33 UTC
This issue should be solved this the implementation of issue 70748
Comment 20 jr 2009-10-18 20:06:14 UTC
setting keyword "numbering"
Comment 21 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:17:54 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".