Bug 102383 - enhancement: add option to exclude images from Illustration Index
Summary: enhancement: add option to exclude images from Illustration Index
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Product: LibreOffice
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Component: Writer (show other bugs)
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Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
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Keywords: needsUXEval
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Blocks: Image-Dialog TableofContents-Indexes-Dialog
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Reported: 2016-09-23 09:15 UTC by Bernd Munding
Modified: 2019-08-06 09:23 UTC (History)
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Description Bernd Munding 2016-09-23 09:15:30 UTC
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It would be usefull to have an option to exclude certain images from an automatically generated Index, such as the Illustration Index.

This could be done by adding a property "Show in Indexes" for all images which defaults to "true"; 
if set to "false", the image does not get listed in Indexes.

Use case for this: 
You have a document which uses various, userdefined graphics as "bullet points" for lists and some kind of logo in the Page Header, and there are other "normal" images which illustrate the text.

If an Illustration Index is generated, it will be cluttered with the "bullet point"-images and the header logo which from an authors view don't belong there. 

Currently, the only solution to this is to generate the Illustration Index, make it editable and remove the "unwanted" entries manually - which can be a considerable effort depending on the number of images.

It could even be a suggestion to have the "Show in Indexes"-property on all Objects that can be listed in Indexes, even though i cannot think of an use case for this right now. But it would add some higher flexibility to the generation of Indexes.

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Comment 1 Heiko Tietze 2016-09-24 07:55:11 UTC
Makes sense. And a good place for "Show in index" would be below Print at Options > Properties.
Comment 2 Roman Kuznetsov 2019-01-26 12:52:05 UTC

Build ID: 1:6.1.4-0ubuntu0.18.10.1
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.18; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3_kde5; 
Locale: ru-RU (ru_RU.UTF-8); Calc: group threaded

There is options "Create from" in Index dialog. 
I can make Illustration Index only for images with caption from several categories (for example "Illustrations"). I added for need images a caption with category "Illustrations" and now I update my Index and it has only list of illustration without any another images.

Heiko, may be we can close this enh as WFM?
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2019-01-28 08:45:57 UTC
(In reply to Roman Kuznetsov from comment #2)
> There is options "Create from" in Index dialog. 

Don't understand what you mean. The request here is to _exclude_ some images but keep the others for the table of contents. And in bug 122477 we decided to allow empty names for shapes to hide them at the Navigator as well as from the ToC. Would do the same for images (not working yet).

By the way, Illustration was renamed to Figures.
Comment 4 Heiko Tietze 2019-08-06 09:23:03 UTC
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #3)
> (In reply to Roman Kuznetsov from comment #2)
> > There is options "Create from" in Index dialog. 

The option "Create from" at the Type tab of the ToC dialog allows to create the index from captions or object names, as Roman wrote. By that you exclude all unlabeled images. So it's a perfect WFM.