Issue 92337 - Bibliography reference text should not be used as references key
Summary: Bibliography reference text should not be used as references key
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: current
Hardware: Unknown All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Reported: 2008-07-31 13:14 UTC by thb
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:38 UTC (History)
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Description thb 2008-07-31 13:14:18 UTC
Openoffice allows me to use any way to spell a bibliographic reference in a
document - but just once. It uses the
referenced text as the reference key. If I have multiple references with the
same name, it adds just one reference at the Reference Index. However, if I
need to change something in the reference text in one of its copies, openoffice
duplicates it (e.g. "As Gates(2014) said, openofice is a perfect replacement for
MSOFFICE" needs to be changed to "Openofice can replace MSOFFICE in many
situations (GATES, 2014, p.23)")

I would be nice to disassociate the reference text to the reference id. Maybe
the first time one adds a reference, both can have the same value (or not).
But, if a user chooses to change it, it does not looses the link with the
others. Maybe the interface to add the entry should also be modified. It should
allow to select the reference entry (combobox from reference list) and change
the reference text in a textbox. This way, there would be no need to uses
different GUI for adding or editing ref's entries.

This is upstreamed from , see
also attached bugdoc there. This happens for both document-based and
database-based bibliographies.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2008-07-31 13:40:17 UTC
Reassigned to ES.
Comment 2 eric.savary 2008-07-31 13:43:46 UTC