Bug 126483 - LO WRITER EDITING: Flaws in the Navigator
Summary: LO WRITER EDITING: Flaws in the Navigator
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 43511
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Navigator
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Reported: 2019-07-19 22:54 UTC by Adalbert Hanßen
Modified: 2019-07-22 07:14 UTC (History)
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Description Adalbert Hanßen 2019-07-19 22:54:15 UTC
This report pertains to 
LibreOfficeDev Version:
Build ID: 4248d759744f83a68d334a8b347124719a2886a8
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@86-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2019-07-09_15:00:58
Locale: de-DE (de_DE.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded
1. Currently the navigator does not have a function to search in its categories (Headings/Tables/Text frames/Images/OLE Objects/Bookmarks/Sections/Hyperlinks/References/Indexes/Comments/Drawing objects) by keyword.
Searching in those categories is interesting for larger documents, where each category can span much more than can be displayed in the Navigator’s little window. For some categories the names of their items only have generic names (I don’t know why in my test document parts of the images are labeled Bild*, others are labeled Image* where * represents a number and I also see no pattern how these numbers were associated – possibly the order in which they have entered the document). Bookmarks and headlines do have entries which are worth to be searched for.
I would like to have a search function working in all open Navigator-categories (i.e. in all out of Headings / Tables / Text frames / Images / OLE Objects / Bookmarks / Sections / Hyperlinks / References / Indexes / Comments / Drawing objects which have a downward triangle in front of them, but inside of each opened category with the whole tree below the category opened. The search function should work like the search field for the document consisting of a field for the search pattern and an upward plus a downward arrow tool. It should not pass beyond the end or the beginning of the file.
2. Further I would prefer to be able to correct any typing error (e.g. in a bookmark) by just correcting it in the navigator. - However, after such a correction has been done, any uses of that bookmark e.g. in hyperlinks should be adjusted accordingly.
Currently correcting a bookmark’s name is a tedious work:
    a) Go to the bookmark’s place in the text, cutting the bookmark’s shown text out of the document window. 
    b) Then go to the Navigator, delete the bookmark with the “Delete” key.
    c) Go back to the document window and re-insert the bookmark’s target text to its old place.
    d) Mark it again,
    e) Then enter Insert>Insert Bookmark dialog and associate a new bookmark label with the highlighted portion in the document.
3. The navigator has tools to go to the next or to the previous bookmark. However the highlight in the bookmarks list does not move accordingly. I consider this to be an error.
4. Why is there no function to go to the next or previous Table and so on?
5. The same applies to the other categories and their items. If the insertion mark is on the associated text, the highlighted item in the navigator should reflect that. If the cursor in the document is on some place, the headline in the navigator on it or the previous one above it should be highlighted such that the whole chapter could be promoted or demoted.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Use a big document with many headlines and many bookmarks
2.try to locate one by a keyword
3.click on various items of the displayed categories 

Actual Results:
2.that is far from easy lacking a search function.
3.the focus moves to the corresponding item in the document among bookmarks. 
4.go up one bookmark
5.Go to any place in the document and select Headlines in the Navigator

Expected Results:
3.is ok.
4.the highlight in the list does not move. The old list item stays highligted.
5.I would expect the headline under which the text is in the document to be highlighted. 

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Somewhere I was told that the Navigator is spaghetti code. Nevertheless it should be made useful in large documents, for which it was originally meant.
Comment 1 Dieter 2019-07-22 07:14:54 UTC
I think this request is a duplicate of bug 43511.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 43511 ***