Bug 34121 - Add option for Chapter related Table of Contents update
Summary: Add option for Chapter related Table of Contents update
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: TableofContents-Indexes Writer-Master-Doc
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Reported: 2011-02-09 23:17 UTC by Rainer Bielefeld Retired
Modified: 2019-02-24 14:41 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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2011-02-09 23:17 UTC, Rainer Bielefeld Retired

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Description Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2011-02-09 23:17:47 UTC
Created attachment 43184 [details]
Screenshot with comments

Chapter related Tables of Contents not updated from slave documents will not be updated immediately when the master document will be opened. All TOCs show the page numbering from the slave documents, although I answered "Update all links?" with yes. Even after update and save/close, when I will open the document the next time, Numbering again will be wrong.

Same with OOo 3.4-dev and 3.1.1
Comment 1 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2011-02-09 23:56:12 UTC
You can reproduce that with Attachment for 
Bug 34093 - Partial PDFEXPORT of particular Master Documents breaks hyperlinks
Comment 2 Jacqueline Rahemipour 2011-06-18 14:06:14 UTC
I think, it is intended, that the TOCs are not updated automatically when opening the document and updating the links.

For what I see is the bug, that if the TOCs are updated manually, this will not be saved. The TOCs show after closing and reopening the wrong pagenumbers again.
Comment 3 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2011-06-26 05:14:29 UTC
May be we need an extended option in "Do you want to update" dialog with "also TOC?" or similar?

I can understand your concerns for normal documents and TOC without auto-update (I can't fint this preference ...), but Paragraph TOCs in slave documents with wrong page numbers in a Master document are completely useless ... I will try to find an OOo Spec.
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2015-02-19 15:49:11 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 tommy27 2016-04-16 07:28:58 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2017-05-22 13:27:24 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Thomas Lendo 2017-05-23 11:59:25 UTC
Personally, I think this is a WONTFIX. I work a lot with master documents and I never needed such a behavior. Quite the contrary, the auto-update mechanism in MSO Word is horrible because it destroys every manual changes and other fine adjustments in TOCs of sub-documents and master documents when opening the file.

An extra option (suggested in comment 3) in the dialog window when opening a master document would be ideal and a compromise, but is it really necessary?
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2018-05-24 02:45:49 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 Timur 2018-07-27 11:55:47 UTC
I change the title to indicate this can only be an option. 
And change to Enhancement. So we don't get QA messages.