User often need to add appendices to a thesis, report or book. To add an appendix in the same file one has to create a new style (often with same level as Heading 1) but with different numbering and other attributes.
The bug is to create a new style "Appendix", under Title inheritance, similar to "Table of contents" for the purpose of adding appendices.
E.g. Font size 16pt, bold.
NO specific Appendix style, must create it from current headings settings
A predefined/default "Appendix" style, inherited from Title paragraph style.
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I am setting this valid enhancement request to NEW.
As a workaround, you can maintain a template of your own, and set it as default template.
Seth committed a patch at https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/#/c/85657/ but I wonder if this new style is really needed and if the font has to be in bold and size 16. So more opinions please.
If this is to be added, then perhaps it should be placed as a child to "Index Heading" -- possibly with the name "Appendix Heading" (Note that all the children under "Index Heading" are 16pt, bold.)
I actually think that the Appendixes must have outline level of Heading 1. This way it will be placed in the index in same level of Heading 1 (I see appendixes as full chapters, but with collateral contents).
Also, the appendix count should have a specific numbering, and start at first occurence, for example
Appendix A, Appendix B ...
Appendix 1, Appendix 2 ...
Appendix I, Appendix II ...
I also see Appendix in level 1 as a kind of Heading 1, so the formatting should be similar. Appendix in level 2 as kind of Heading 2 and so on.
The last downloadable master for Linux is from 28. of December (https://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/master/Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@86-TDF/current/), so I couldn't test it.
Created attachment 156996 [details]
proof of concept
An illustration of functional idea (w/o desired font attributes). Document created last week for another purpose (the interaction between Chapter Numbering and Custom Styles) -- but that issue may also be relevant here.
No objection, so let's do it. Seth, your patch misses the Level 1 modification. Please have a look.
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #7)
> No objection, so let's do it. Seth, your patch misses the Level 1
> modification. Please have a look.
Appendix is a child of "Heading". Will wait for patch that changes Heading to Level 1 (bug 128858), and then Level 1 should come by inheritance.
Seth, please resolve as fixed yourself if the follow-up patch is referenced to the other ticket.
Seth Chaiklin committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#114090 Create a new paragraph style with name "Appendix"
It will be available in 6.5.0.
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
https://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #9)
> resolve as fixed yourself if the follow-up patch is referenced
> to the other ticket.
Just to clarify. This patch creates an Appendix style, with bold, centered, 16pt font, which inherits from Heading. At present, the outline level of Heading is "Text Body" -- so it is still necessary to modify Appendix to Level 1 (if that is desired). When bug #128858 is resolved, then Heading will have Outline level 1, which Appendix will inherit. So if there is no objection, then I will close this bug as Fixed.
(In reply to sdc.blanco from comment #11)
> So if there is no objection, then I will close this bug as Fixed.
Just do it.