Bug 30940 - Allow more than one Alphabetical Index
Summary: Allow more than one Alphabetical Index
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 140939 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: TableofContents-Indexes Writer-Enhancements
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Reported: 2010-10-17 09:58 UTC by Sebastian
Modified: 2023-08-30 09:22 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

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Description Sebastian 2010-10-17 09:58:03 UTC
I do not know if this is the right place (like IssueTraker),
but I wanted to ask if the developers
of LibreOffice may consider an improvement of alphabetical index.

Allowing more than one Alphabetical Index.

This feature would help compatibility with MsWord.
If I wrong, I apologize.
Comment 1 manj_k 2010-10-18 06:56:33 UTC
Comment 2 Muthu 2010-10-20 09:10:16 UTC
Setting it as enhancement, so that it can be searched/queried easily.
Comment 4 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 11:34:28 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 sasha.libreoffice 2012-02-22 06:29:16 UTC
I guess that not implemented yet, change status to New.
Comment 6 Owen Genat (retired) 2014-09-08 04:36:13 UTC
Minor change to summary. Apache OO issue added to See Also list.
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2014-10-23 17:32:15 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 Marek Laane 2014-10-23 19:46:44 UTC
Still present in LibreOffice 4.3
Comment 9 g3855563 2015-11-03 21:08:07 UTC
I really need this feature for a variable catalogue i'm making at work and which forces me to use Word. I'm currently making is a list of variable we use in our database. Each variable has all kinds of information, but the most important ones are the name and a number. What i want is to create indexes for at least the variable name and number. I can do this in Word (although not very user friendly) and the resulting index looks something like this.

- By Name -

Name (G100) ..... 1
Surname (G101) .. 2
Birthdate (G102)  3

- By Number -

G100 (Name) ..... 1
G101 (Surname) .. 2
G102 (Birthdate)  3

In LibreOffice, i can add multiple index, but not with unique content. I also tried using multiple concordance files, but that doesn't work either.
Comment 10 ggallozz 2016-05-24 10:40:30 UTC
I confirm that:
- the need is actual and important
- the lacking feature affect still v.
Comment 11 JoeC 2016-12-10 00:03:39 UTC
Wouldn't it be more useful to make the user-defined indexes more flexible?

Right now, user-defined indexes are fixed to sort by page number. If they were given options to sort by an index key and merge duplicate page numbers then they would emulate alphabetical indexes and the users can create as many as needed.
Comment 12 R. Green 2020-01-01 13:43:56 UTC
I'd like to second this enhancement request. It is quite a common feature of non-fiction books. The kind of indexes supported include:

General Index
Index of Names
Index of Subjects
Index of Places

and so on.
Comment 13 Dieter 2021-03-26 05:32:11 UTC
*** Bug 140939 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***