Bug 95315 - Add in preset styles for essays/papers such as MLA (writer)
Summary: Add in preset styles for essays/papers such as MLA (writer)
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 94418
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: ux-advise (show other bugs)
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Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
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Reported: 2015-10-25 18:44 UTC by Jeffrey
Modified: 2020-05-08 10:16 UTC (History)
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Description Jeffrey 2015-10-25 18:44:22 UTC
Could be like a dropdown with all the other buttons and stuff at the top of the page, changes all settings to fit for a certain type of paper like MLA, Chicago, etc.
Comment 2 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2016-03-24 15:36:22 UTC
UX Team: Please triage this one. Thanks!

Status -> NEW
Comment 3 V Stuart Foote 2016-03-24 16:41:45 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 94418 ***
Comment 4 Heiko Tietze 2016-03-24 16:53:26 UTC
Bug #94418 is about the bibliography. This one here requests a kind of formatting wizard to adjust all paragraph/character styles according a predefined layout.

It could also be solved with a good template (my preferred solution). In this case it is NOTABUG. But hosting templates like this on the LibO site and making it available per Templates Manager would be a great enhancement.
Comment 5 V Stuart Foote 2016-03-24 18:13:06 UTC
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #4)
> Bug #94418 is about the bibliography. This one here requests a kind of
> formatting wizard to adjust all paragraph/character styles according a
> predefined layout.
> 
> It could also be solved with a good template (my preferred solution). In
> this case it is NOTABUG. But hosting templates like this on the LibO site
> and making it available per Templates Manager would be a great enhancement.

Don't see it that way at all.  The OP refs MLA & Chicago--both well established "Citation styles" and the underlaying reference system handling of the both the reference style and the document layout (yes by tmeplate) to support them.

As in 2nd item from the OP in Bastián's bug 94418 enhancement which is for much more than bibliography "-Allow cited in the text and create lists of references, supporting the known/used styles"

The key is "known/used styles".

Thing is there are literally 7,500 unique "citation styles"--the days of the big 4 (APA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard, & MLA) are long gone. 

So, rather than trying to host them ourselves, where we'd have a paltry few templates of questionable validity, to my mind key is implementing support for Citation Styles Language (CSL -- http://citationstyles.org/ ), and extracting styles needed for correct document formatting according to the "style".

Related and much less appealing, but needed for interoperability, develop filter parsing support for Thompson Reuters Endnote (.ens/.enf/.enz) proprietary formats.

That is exactly what has been requested here-- and that is already provided to LibreOffice via extension (Zotero). We just need to do a better job of extracting the citation styles and the document formatting needed to support it. Implementation details are on the CSL site.
Comment 6 JaneStewartiuy 2020-05-08 10:16:27 UTC Comment hidden (spam)