Bug 88649 - Heading numbering in conditional / hidden sections is still counted
Summary: Heading numbering in conditional / hidden sections is still counted
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Heading-Numbering Section
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Reported: 2015-01-21 02:50 UTC by Len Trigg
Modified: 2023-01-19 19:42 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Hidden section/paragraph count in numbering list (11.69 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2021-04-29 10:11 UTC, Nicolas

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Description Len Trigg 2015-01-21 02:50:35 UTC
I have a long document (ported from FrameMaker) which I want to use to produce multiple output versions. I have defined conditional sections which are hidden depending on which version is being produced. However, heading numbers continue to be incremented inside hidden sections. This makes it impossible to output multiple document versions using the conditional text feature to control which text gets included in each version.

I note that Apache OOo tracker has this as a bug in their system which has unfortunately been open for 10 years now!


Hopefully LibreOffice can deal to it in a more timely manner!

Comment 1 Buovjaga 2015-01-29 18:40:06 UTC
Confirmed with https://issues.apache.org/ooo/attachment.cgi?id=20987

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version:
Build ID: 784d069cc1d9f1d6e6a4e543a278376ab483d1eb
TinderBox: Win-x86@62-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2015-01-25_23:07:36

Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit
LibreOffice 3.3.0 
OOO330m19 (Build:6)
tag libreoffice-
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2016-02-21 08:35:25 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Len Trigg 2016-02-24 20:31:24 UTC
I have confirmed that this bug still exists in LibreOffice, running on Ubuntu 14.04. Here is the info from About LibreOffice:

Build ID: 5e3e00a007d9b3b6efb6797a8b8e57b51ab1f737
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Linux 3.13; UI Render: default; 
Locale: en-NZ (en_NZ.utf8)
Comment 4 zappe.duschter 2016-03-03 09:28:37 UTC
Same problem here.
Version: Win7.

The same behaviour you will have with all „Number ranges“ located in conditional sections. Make the section invisible and they still will be increased.
It would be great if condtions have influrence on all Number ranges (I guess outline numbering is just a hidden Number range).

Possible workaround:
Number ranges can be manipulated. For instance if your condition can be true (1) or false (0) a common “Figure = Figure+1” can be changed to “Figure = Figure+CONDITION”. Of course this is only a workaround and it has its limitiations when conditions are getting more complex.
But while you can manipulate Number ranges you have no influrence on outline numbering.
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2017-03-06 15:15:24 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2021-02-09 05:09:26 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Nicolas 2021-04-27 15:54:59 UTC
Windows 10 Entreprise 64 bits version 10.0.18363
LibreOffice 64 bits version

The problem is still present.
The numbering is incremented by hidden elements (paragraphs, sections, titles, elements of a simple numbered list...).
The importance level of this bug (normal) seems to me underestimated, because without this important feature, LibreOffice can't replace FrameMaker !
Comment 8 Nicolas 2021-04-29 10:11:41 UTC
Created attachment 171504 [details]
Hidden section/paragraph count in numbering list

Switch variable to N to see the problem...