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Bug 70826 - Add dialog to merge similar index entries
Summary: Add dialog to merge similar index entries
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
Version:
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4.0.5.2 release
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
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Blocks: TableofContents-Indexes
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Reported: 2013-10-24 07:03 UTC by Ulrich Windl
Modified: 2019-01-26 13:06 UTC (History)
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Description Ulrich Windl 2013-10-24 07:03:53 UTC
When creating an index, the index frequently ends up with similar words that should be the same word, like plural vs. singular, capitalized vs. non-capitalized, or things like "filesystem" vs. "file system", "real time" vs. "real-time", etc.
It would be nice if there'd be a dialog to select several index phrases to combine them to a single index phrase, optionally creating a "see also .." type of index entry, like "Non-maskable interrupt ..... see NMI".
Comment 1 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2014-12-09 23:45:03 UTC
(In reply to Ulrich Windl from comment #0)
> When creating an index, the index frequently ends up with similar words that
> should be the same word, like plural vs. singular, capitalized vs.
> non-capitalized, or things like "filesystem" vs. "file system", "real time"
> vs. "real-time", etc.

Yes, I've seen that in practice.

> It would be nice if there'd be a dialog to select several index phrases to
> combine them to a single index phrase, optionally creating a "see also .."
> type of index entry, like "Non-maskable interrupt ..... see NMI".

Sounds reasonable. There are a number of other pieces of the index system that could do with some de-duplication as well, for example updating an index for all uses of a particular word: Right now, you have to update each word individually. But that's a matter for another bug :P

Status -> NEW