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
Status: RESOLVED WORKSFORME
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
unspecified
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.

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

Expected
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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 Praas 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.