Bug 47608 - Allow "see" and "see also" entries in an Alphabetical Index
Summary: Allow "see" and "see also" entries in an Alphabetical Index
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.5.1 release
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: TableofContents-Indexes
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Reported: 2012-03-20 12:50 UTC by Marek Laane
Modified: 2020-01-01 13:37 UTC (History)
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Description Marek Laane 2012-03-20 12:50:25 UTC
Sometimes it is useful to have links inside of alphabetical index, e.g. "[index item], see [index item]". So far it seems to be not possible in Libreoffice.
Comment 1 Roman Eisele 2012-05-10 00:13:38 UTC
This is a feature/enhancement request, therefore changed 'Importance' field to 'enhancement'.
Comment 2 Owen Genat (retired) 2014-09-08 04:29:52 UTC
Summary amended for clarity. This appears to be a request to include an equivalent of these types of elements:


... which are available in OASIS Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) but not OASIS OpenDocument Format (ODF). There are clear examples of how this would work under the link for each element here:


There does not appear to be any OASIS issue in JITA related to enhancing ODF in this manner.
Comment 3 R. Green 2020-01-01 13:37:58 UTC
I would like to second this enhancement request: cross-references are common in book indexes.

There are two types:

1. One where the cross reference supplants the preceding text entry. e.g.

"Canton, see Guangzhou"
"farming, see agriculture"

2a. Where the cross reference supplements the text entry. e.g.

"birds, 21, 88-99; see also chickens"

2b. Where the cross reference supplements the main entry but is entered at the end of the list of subentries. e.g.

   animal, 74-75
   see also rituals

Details in "New Hart's Rules" (Oxford University Press) Indexing > Cross-references.