Bug 72972 - EDITING: Option to use short names or numbers for bibliography entries should be made clearer
Summary: EDITING: Option to use short names or numbers for bibliography entries should...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Blocks: Bibliography
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Reported: 2013-12-22 14:29 UTC by Alexander Wilms
Modified: 2021-12-03 04:30 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Alexander Wilms 2013-12-22 14:29:56 UTC
Problem description: 
By default LO uses short names of bib entries to identify them in the bibliography. There's a checkbox in the bib dialog that allows using an enumeration instead

Steps to reproduce:
1. Add bib entry
2. Add bibliography
3. Want to have numbers instead of short names as identifiers

Current behavior:
'Enable' the numbers in the 'Insert Table / Index' dialog

[] Number entries

Expected behavior:
Have two options:

O Use numbers
O Use short names   
Operating System: All
Version: release
Comment 1 retired 2013-12-23 12:43:08 UTC
Sounds like a valid enhancement request to my ears. Setting to NEW.

Fabian, did you check to make sure this has not been improved already?
Comment 2 Alexander Wilms 2013-12-31 11:00:33 UTC
Looks like it's still the same in master: http://opengrok.libreoffice.org/xref/help/source/text/swriter/01/04120217.xhp#44
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2015-04-19 03:22:03 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Buovjaga 2015-06-17 11:35:42 UTC
Still relevant.

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version:
Build ID: 80ec99db4325a439a8a3f1d420d0a80f8bf9c439
TinderBox: Win-x86@62-merge-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2015-06-16_00:00:20
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI)
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2017-09-01 11:18:34 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2019-12-03 14:13:54 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2021-12-03 04:30:01 UTC
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