Bug 50537 - Inserting a cross-reference give no indication of what will actually be inserted
Summary: Inserting a cross-reference give no indication of what will actually be inserted
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Fields-Cross-Reference
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Reported: 2012-05-31 06:26 UTC by Dwayne Bailey
Modified: 2017-05-26 05:30 UTC (History)
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Description Dwayne Bailey 2012-05-31 06:26:36 UTC
If you insert a cross reference: Insert->Cross Reference...

You get a dialog box.  The type of cross-reference is relatively clear, Heading being selected by default. The list of Headings is also clear.

Insert reference to - shows a nice list of options.  Unless you've used them before they are not intuitive.  If you select any you are not given preview.  The Name and Value entries seem redundant.

You end up trying a few and undoing until you get it right

Add a field that allows you to see that will actually be inserted.
Comment 1 ydutrieux 2012-12-17 08:02:55 UTC
Hi Dwayne,

I have mark this "bug" as enhancement because it's a new features you want.
Comment 2 A (Andy) 2013-04-20 15:49:48 UTC
I would agree, maybe this can be improved with something like a preview.
Comment 3 Dieter 2017-05-26 05:30:12 UTC
If you click "Help" in the cross-reference dialog you get a lot of informations about it. So I think we can close this bugs as WORKSFORME. But if you don't agree please feel free to reopen it.