Issue 77324 - Keyboard shordcut for 'insert cross-reference'
Summary: Keyboard shordcut for 'insert cross-reference'
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.2
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: usability
Depends on: 100745
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Reported: 2007-05-14 02:18 UTC by jdpipe
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:38 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description jdpipe 2007-05-14 02:18:25 UTC
There are two underscored Cs in the 'Insert' menu, which means that the Alt-I-C
keystroke that should work for inserting cross-references does not work
properly. One has to hit ENTER to complete the command.

Either the underscore should be removed from 'insert s_cript', or the 'insert
_cross-reference' command should be given a new keyboard shortcut (I would
prefer Alt-I-R, personally)

(FWIW I don't think that 'insert footer', which currently lives on Alt-I-R,
needs a keyboard accelerator either: one will only be using it at most once per
page, after all, but inserting references is much more often: at least once per
table, equation and figure, in academic work anyway)
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2007-05-14 09:14:35 UTC
Reassigned to ES.
Comment 2 eric.savary 2007-05-14 11:21:07 UTC
It is too much effort to maintain consistency between mnemonics so that we only
fix triplicates not duplicates or when the duplicate falls on a sub menu
(impossible then to reach another entry with the keyboard).

Please define a shortcut for "Cross-references" under "Tools - Customize".
Comment 3 eric.savary 2007-05-14 11:21:23 UTC
Comment 4 jdpipe 2007-05-14 11:24:18 UTC
Why is it too much work? Each time you add a new menu entry, you just need to
make sure you don't clash with a prexisting one?

Or better still, don't add a mnemonic until it becomes clear that the feature is
an often used feature.

I used Open Office regularly on several different machines. It is not feasible
for me to have a customised environment; the default should just work.
Comment 5 eric.savary 2007-05-15 13:33:34 UTC
@mmp: please have a look.
Comment 6 eric.savary 2007-05-15 13:34:17 UTC
Comment 7 matthias.mueller-prove 2009-09-06 10:56:35 UTC
I am no longer officially active on OOo. Please take over.