Bug 73275 - EDITING: [UX] Make it easier to insert a bibliography entry
Summary: EDITING: [UX] Make it easier to insert a bibliography entry
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) Master
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
: 64148 114800 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Bibliography
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Reported: 2014-01-04 10:41 UTC by Alexander Wilms
Modified: 2023-02-22 09:46 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Word Insert Citation screenshot. (17.98 KB, image/jpeg)
2014-01-27 10:51 UTC, Owen Genat (retired)

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Description Alexander Wilms 2014-01-04 10:41:09 UTC
Problem description:
Inserting a bibliography entry requires one to select the corresponding short name of a publication from a drop down menu. Only when one has selected one, the author and title are being displayed. I think it would simplyfy things if the dropdown showed both author and title.

UI in Word: http://i.imgur.com/4KKYaFM.jpg

Steps to reproduce:
1. Click Edit > Indexes and Tables > Insert Bibliography entry
2. Wonder what's the correct short name

Current behavior:
Use trial and error to find out

Expected behavior:
Have an overview that allows choosing the correct publication immediately
Operating System: All
Version: Master
Comment 1 Owen Genat (retired) 2014-01-27 10:49:40 UTC
This is a very worthwhile improvement IMO. The citation (bibliography entry) details shown in the Word screenshot says it all. Status set to NEW. Fabian should this be an enhancement?
Comment 2 Owen Genat (retired) 2014-01-27 10:51:49 UTC
Created attachment 92844 [details]
Word Insert Citation screenshot.

Screenshot from the link in the description added as an attachment (in case the link expires).
Comment 3 Alexander Wilms 2014-01-27 12:44:16 UTC
An alternative solution that might be useful in case one uses a lot of cited works is a searchable list: http://gigapple.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/pages-inserting-citation.jpg?w=590&h=483
Comment 4 Alexander Wilms 2014-01-28 21:18:15 UTC
Well, it's not "broken", so I'd say it counts as an enhancement.

I also suggested this bug to be addressed during the FOSDEM UX hackfest: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Hackfest/FOSDEM2014#Ideas
Comment 5 Mihkel Tõnnov 2016-06-04 22:01:22 UTC
I'm a bit opposed to having it show exactly as in Word, as I often work with documents that have tens and tens of references (quite usual in academia, I suppose) and if each entry in the list would span 2+ rows, it would make it difficult to handle.

A searchable list would be just about excellent, though.
Comment 6 Aron Budea 2018-01-02 14:31:06 UTC
*** Bug 114800 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Heiko Tietze 2023-02-22 09:46:06 UTC
*** Bug 64148 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***