when you set a reference over "Insert - Fields - References - Set
reference", there is no easy way to delete this reference afterwards.
The only way to do this is to select the text where the reference has been set, cut and paste as unformatted text.
Steps to reproduce:
1. Select a piece of text
2. Insert->Cross Reference->Set Reference + give a name to the reference, say 'xxx'
3. Try to get rid of that reference since you realize that you do not need it and you want to keep the cross-reference space tidy
You cannot do that
There should be a way to remove the cross reference, for instance, from the navigator by selecting the reference and pressing del or from the cross reference panel with a 'delete reference' entry.
This bug has been open since version 1.1.3 of openoffice.org. See https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=35292
Operating System: All
Version: 188.8.131.52 release
Intersting problem. Thanks for the report and the suggestions to solve.
I mark it as New & Enhancement & version 3.3.0 (olderst LibreOffice)
Confirmed on LO 4.2.4. Is is really hard do delete a reference.
Changed version because the situation persists in all LO versions.
Still present in LO 5.3.3
Changing version back to the earliest version affected.