Bug 70142 - Make numbering, fields and other dynamic text searchable
Summary: Make numbering, fields and other dynamic text searchable
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 81388 94110 126869 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Find-Search Fields
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Reported: 2013-10-04 16:19 UTC by kaesezeh
Modified: 2019-09-02 23:20 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Test doc (8.72 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2013-10-06 02:30 UTC, Mike Kaganski

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Description kaesezeh 2013-10-04 16:19:45 UTC
Create any document with automated (!) paragraph numbering such as 

1. X
1.1 X
1.2 X
1.2.1 X
1.2.2 X

and search for a numbering you see on the screen - Writer doesn't find it.
Comment 1 Cor Nouws 2013-10-04 20:56:11 UTC

You could maybe use the Navigator (F5) ?
Comment 2 Mike Kaganski 2013-10-06 02:30:20 UTC
Created attachment 87173 [details]
Test doc

In the attached document, there is a numbered list, a field and a table with a formula. Trying to search for numbers 1-6 (numbering and field) gives no matches, while 7 is found in table.
Comment 3 Mike Kaganski 2013-10-06 02:46:22 UTC
This is a valid enhancement request.

While it's possible to use Navigator to handle numbered lists, it's impossible to do with fields. And it's not intuitive to get no results searching for a text visible on screen.

While the searched text can be created on-demand (and thus may not be present in the ODT), it should be present in memory representation of the document, and thus should be searchable.

NEW - reproducible with and AOO 4.0 under Win7x64
normal - it would enhance consistency in UI (different dynamic content entities such as fields, numberings will behave the same as formulas in tables)
Comment 4 sophie 2014-07-16 12:47:23 UTC
*** Bug 81388 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Buovjaga 2015-09-19 16:00:22 UTC
*** Bug 94110 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Dieter Praas 2019-08-20 16:13:46 UTC
*** Bug 126869 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***