Bug 133894 - Update linked 'Section' via context menu
Summary: Update linked 'Section' via context menu
Status: NEW
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: Files-Linked
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Reported: 2020-06-11 11:55 UTC by peter josvai
Modified: 2020-06-14 11:55 UTC (History)
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Description peter josvai 2020-06-11 11:55:39 UTC
if someone has, say, 12 sections with linked documents in her/his document...

(a pretty usual scenario, I guess, someone editing a paper/publication/anything with multiple contributors)

and one of the linked documents in a section has been modified, 
now the only way to "refresh" the "mother document" is to go tools/update/links..
and this means updating ALL linked documents...

it is purely a waste of working power

having a context menu item, under "edit section", 
say, "update this section" could come very-very handy...
even when someone works with only 2 sections!
cause updating only 1 instead of 2 is a 100% speed and effeciency improvement :)

sure, when approaching the "update links" through "tools/update", there is no identification of where the cursor is at...
that's why the context menu could be a great improvement...
cause the section in question is already identified...

so this suggestion does not only "moves" an available menu-item to the context menu, but also utilizes the context, so to speak :)

- - - thank you for developing Libreoffice & Writer - - -
Comment 1 V Stuart Foote 2020-06-11 14:02:15 UTC
Control probably belongs on the Format -> Sections menu more so than context menu for specific section. Allowing selection of the Section(s) to be refreshed.

But sure, it would be convenient to directly update the LO instance of a section when source document has been updated, without needing to refresh all links.



Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2020-06-14 11:50:23 UTC
It works with a master document where the Navigator allows to Update > Selection via context menu (as well as Indexes, Links and All). A UNO command "Update section" that comes under Edit section in the context menu would be desirable. And perhaps also the "Update" button in the sections dialog. Perhaps next to the section selector that might become a bit smaller.