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Bug 72955 - EDITING: Allow editing bibliography entries from the bibliography index
Summary: EDITING: Allow editing bibliography entries from the bibliography index
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
4.1.0.4 release
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Whiteboard: BSA
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Blocks: Bibliography
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Reported: 2013-12-21 19:20 UTC by Fabian Alexander Wilms
Modified: 2019-11-17 19:18 UTC (History)
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Description Fabian Alexander Wilms 2013-12-21 19:20:00 UTC
Problem description: 
It's inconvenient to edit a particular bibliography entry. One has to ski through the text to find a reference and open the editing dialog via the context menu

Steps to reproduce:
1. Add bibliography entry from document content and bibliography
2. Want to edit a bibliography entry

Current behavior:
Search for reference (when there are many ones in a long text) and open the editing dialog via the context menu

Expected behavior:
Allow an entry by Ctrl+Click on an entry in the bibliography. Similar to the way one can jump to an entry in a table of contents             
Operating System: All
Version: 4.1.0.4 release
Comment 1 Owen Genat (retired) 2014-01-27 07:43:56 UTC
I am confirming this bug as it is essentially described in bug 61426, even though that bug is reporting a different (more specific) issue about the Type field. Status set to NEW. Version may need checking and this may be an enhancement request (in which case version is fine).

Basically an entry in the bibliography database can only be edited via a citation in the text:

1. Right-click on citation > Bibliography Entry...
2. Click Edit.
3. Make required change > click OK.
4. Click Modify.

(In reply to comment #0)
> Expected behavior:
> Allow an entry by Ctrl+Click on an entry in the bibliography. Similar to the
> way one can jump to an entry in a table of contents             

I am not sure this would be possible as the relationship of bibliography index to citation is one to many. It would probably be better to simply right-click on the required bibliography table entry and have an option such as "Edit Bibliography Entry..." or similar. This may not be possible either in an index, in which case it may need to be "Edit Bibliography Database..."
Comment 2 Owen Genat (retired) 2014-01-27 07:45:25 UTC
Oops. Forgot to amend the summary for clarity.
Comment 3 Alex Thurgood 2015-01-03 17:38:49 UTC Comment hidden (no-value)
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2016-01-17 20:03:36 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Fabian Alexander Wilms 2016-01-17 21:01:56 UTC
This functionality is still missing in version 5.0.1.2