LO's cross-reference tool centers on the source and reference. However, a complete cross-reference also consists of what might be called "building blocks" -- short phrases that link the source fields.
For example: "For more information, see "[REFERENCE]," page [PAGE].Here, 'For more information, see "' and '," page' would be building blocks.
You can use macros or AutoText for entering building blocks, but this method is clumsy because it requires juggling dialog windows. A more efficient solution would be to build and display building blocks in the same window as the cross-references, so that they can be added along with the source fields.
A tool like those for organizing table of contents element might be useful.
is this a feature request, right?
(In reply to comment #1)
> @Bruce Byfield
> is this a feature request, right?
setting as NEW. this is an enhancement request so version field must be first LibO release: 3.3.0
I'm not sure, whether I grasp the enhancement request. I don't know what improvements are in the cross-reference dialog between LO 3.3 an LO 5.3, but I think you can create the requested kind of reference via the type "set reference". You can create short or longer phrases as a reference. But I'm not sure, if this is exactly what you want to achieve.
closing as dupe of 121945, which has fuller explanation
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 121945 ***