Bug 109041 - Bibliography entries cannot be located using the FIND function: the user has to rely on visual inspection instead
Summary: Bibliography entries cannot be located using the FIND function: the user has ...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
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(earliest affected)
5.3.2.2 release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
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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: 2020-10-01 10:20 UTC (History)
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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. ***
Comment 3 R. Green 2020-07-27 20:51:15 UTC
Version: 6.4.4.2 (x64)
Build ID: 3d775be2011f3886db32dfd395a6a6d1ca2630ff
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19041; UI render: default; VCL: win; 
Locale: en-GB (en_GB); UI-Language: en-GB
Calc: threaded

The inability to locate Bibliography entries using the FIND function is a major oversight. Without automatic FIND, and in order to update the Bibliography, the user has to locate the Biblio entries by visual inspection of the document – a tedious and error-prone procedure.
Comment 4 R. Green 2020-10-01 10:20:39 UTC
Just a thought: perhaps Bibliography entries could be made to show up as a list in the Navigator, just like hyperlinks.