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Bug 109041 - Search to find Bibliography entries should be improved
Summary: Search to find Bibliography entries should be improved
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
5.3.2.2 release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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: 114762 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: Bibliography
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Reported: 2017-07-09 19:29 UTC by Ben
Modified: 2017-12-30 15:03 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Ben 2017-07-09 19:29:57 UTC
A reference to a Bibliography entry can be created in two ways:

1. Insert
2. Table of Contents, Index, or Bibliography
3. Type: Bibliography
3. Tab: Type
4. Brackets []

5. Insert
6. Table of Contents, Index, or Bibliography
7. Bibliography Entry
8. Select Short name from drop down menu
9. Insert

When you want to find a Bibliography entry in a long document you will have to do this manually by scanning through all pages of the document. It does not appear to be possible to perform a search of the type [10]. Hence, finding entries becomes very time consuming in large documents. 

A slightly less consuming way to find entries is the following manner:

1. Insert
2. Table of Contents, Index, or Bibliography
3. Type: Bibliography
3. Tab: Type
4. Brackets [none] <<---

5. Insert
6. Table of Contents, Index, or Bibliography
7. Bibliography Entry
8. Select Short name from drop down menu
9. Insert

In this way you can at least perform a search on the [ bracket, but it is still very time consuming in large documents.

I suggest to implement a search capability covering also Bibliographic entries. This would allow, for example, searches of type [10] and 10. An alternative would be to show the entries in Navigator to allow jumping to the reference of the Bibliography entry in the document.
Comment 1 Heiko Tietze 2017-07-13 15:18:26 UTC
Sounds reasonable, and I cannot find a duplicate.
Comment 2 Dieter 2017-12-30 15:02:32 UTC
*** Bug 114762 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***