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
Search for reference (when there are many ones in a long text) and open the editing dialog via the context menu
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: 188.8.131.52 release
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..."
Oops. Forgot to amend the summary for clarity.
Adding self to CC if not already on
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This functionality is still missing in version 184.108.40.206
Any functionality that would mitigate this seems to still be missing as of 7.5.
Vojtěch Doležal committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#72955 - Modified Bibliography entry dialog to work inside bibl. table
It will be available in 7.6.0.
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
https://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
(In reply to Commit Notification from comment #7)
> Vojtěch Doležal committed a patch related to this issue.
> It has been pushed to "master":
> tdf#72955 - Modified Bibliography entry dialog to work inside bibl. table
The commit message is quite brief and I don't know what this does. Is more work to be done? When/if finished, would be great to have a longer explanation in https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/7.6
Thanks, sorry, I must have forgotten about it.
The commit added option to edit bibliography mark content when right clicking bibliography table entry.
I guess that means this issue is resolved since it is possible to do now, however there might be some undesirable behaviour under extraordinary circumstances, not completely sure (it seemed okay to vmiklos, though ¯\_(ツ)_/¯).