Since LO 5.4 it seems not to be possible to use styles for automatic numbering of headings on different outline levels. In particular
- It is not possible to link Numbering styles to paragraph styles (fields greyed out, see #112870, modifications are ignored)
- It is not possible to change the numbering/outline in a heading style (entry in Tab "Outline and Numbering" greyed out)
Only direct formatting by Format->Paragraph works but this has to be done for every paragraph and so is the contrary of "style based writing" which should be the goal.
Or I am not able to find out how this is supposed to work, then sorry - but I tried all ways. And the help is not helpful on this.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 112870 ***
(In reply to Xisco Faulí from comment #1)
> *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 112870 ***
Thank you, but this bug is not a duplicate, bug 112870 is a subset of this one (it deals only with the Numbering style dialog box). When closing one of them, bug 112870 should be closed and not this one.
Ok, then please provide a clearer set of step-by-step instructions on how to reproduce the problem.
I have set the bug's status to 'NEEDINFO'. Please change it back to 'UNCONFIRMED' once the steps are provided
Since LO 5.4 it seems not to be possible to use styles for automatic numbering of headings on different outline levels. Steps to reproduce
1. Create new Writer document, Press F11 and select "modify" on Paragraph Style "Heading 1", tab "Outline and Numbering": Cannot modiy, all fields greyed out. So modifying the Outline and/or Numbering of the Heading style is not possible.
2. Create new Writer document, Press F11, Select the numbering style and select "modify" on Style "Numbering 1", then
2.1 In Tab "Organizer" all fields are greyed out or not selectable (see #112870)
2.2 In Tab "Outline" select the field with "1., 1.1, ...). Nothing changes, changes are ignored.
Heading 1 is set as chapter heading by default. Chapter heading numbering is not done via paragraph style or numbering style, but via Tools > Chapter Numbering... (formally known as Outline Numbering).
You should use other ways than "Tools > Chapter Numbering..." only if you really know what happens then. If you want to learn other ways, do not use the bugtracker but our mailing list.
(In reply to Regina Henschel from comment #5)
> Heading 1 is set as chapter heading by default. Chapter heading numbering is
> not done via paragraph style or numbering style, but via Tools > Chapter
> Numbering... (formally known as Outline Numbering).
> You should use other ways than "Tools > Chapter Numbering..." only if you
> really know what happens then. If you want to learn other ways, do not use
> the bugtracker but our mailing list.
Thanks for your advice! It was not my intent to seek for help - sorry.
But I was unable (after some effort) to understand how the described items should work and at least the "always greyed out" or "not workung" dialog elements seem not to be the last word. I am willing to submit patches on this when I understand the intentions.
What should happen with this bug? Is it valid or should it be closed as invalid?