Bug 71503 - EDITING: Inserting of a Paragraph above a Table of Contents is not Possible
Summary: EDITING: Inserting of a Paragraph above a Table of Contents is not Possible
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: low enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
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Blocks: TableofContents-Indexes
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Reported: 2013-11-11 15:42 UTC by Harald Koester
Modified: 2020-03-02 16:58 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Harald Koester 2013-11-11 15:42:49 UTC
Problem description: 

Steps to reproduce:
[1] Open a new text document.
[2] Disable option “LibreOffice Writer → Formatting Aids → Cursor in protected areas“.
[3] Insert a heading.
[4] Insert a protected (against manual changes) Table of Contents above the heading line: Insert > Indexes and Tables > Indexes and Tables... > Tab "Index/Table", Type: "Table of Contents" > OK. 
[5] Now it is not possible to insert a paragraph above the table of contents. Expected: It should be possible to move the cursor in front of the “T“ of “Table of Contents“. Then Alt+Enter should insert a new paragraph above the table.

If you enable the option in step [2] it is possible to move the cursor in front of the “T“, but it's still not possible to insert a new paragraph.

See also enhance proposal in bug 51689 according creating paragraphs above and below of tables, indexes and sections.
Operating System: Windows 7
Version: release
Comment 1 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2013-11-25 06:06:58 UTC
Reproducible but, for me, it is not a bug, only an enhancement.
That said there is an easy workaround: remove the ToC, insert the paragraph, insert the ToC. As inserting a ToC is automatic, it is very easy to do.

Note: IMHO, the need of this enhancement comes from a workflow that does use templates as it should. It is weird to create a ToC at the top of the document, the beginning of the document is the place of the title, not of the ToC.

Best regards. JBF
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2019-12-05 08:08:20 UTC Comment hidden (off-topic)
Comment 3 Harald Koester 2020-02-27 15:41:01 UTC Comment hidden (off-topic)
Comment 4 Heiko Tietze 2020-03-02 16:58:45 UTC Comment hidden (off-topic)