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Bug 97039 - It's not possible to set a cross-reference in one step to "Chapter number, Chapter title"
Summary: It's not possible to set a cross-reference in one step to "Chapter number, Ch...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
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Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
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Blocks: Fields-Cross-Reference
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Reported: 2016-01-11 12:23 UTC by cmflatscher
Modified: 2019-05-03 11:02 UTC (History)
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Description cmflatscher 2016-01-11 12:23:11 UTC
When creating large documents and inserting cross references it is not possible to create a cross reference in the format chapter number + blank + chapter header such that the entire cross reference including blank becomes one clickable cross reference.

Actions performed in document:

Insert / Cross reference...

On Field pop up menu select under "Cross reference" select as "Type" "Headings", in "Insert reference to" select "Number" (any of the three choices), in "Selection" select desired Chapter. Click on Insert button.

Enter space and then do this:

On Field pop up menu select under "Cross reference" select as "Type" "Headings", in "Insert reference to" select "Number" (any of the three choices), in "Selection" select "Reference". Click on Insert button.

This yields a chapter cross reference where only the chapter number and chapter name is a clickable reference. But not the space.

However I want to have the entire cross reference clickable and not just the filled in fields, see the example below with the quotes:

"4.1 Environmental issues"

That is wherever a user clicks in the text within the quotes should take the user to the Chapter referenced.

The Open Office add on xrefheadings per extensions.openoffice.org/en/project/XRefHeadings makes it a bit easier to create an according cross reference, however the blank in between chapter number and chapter name is not clickable.

Please implement such an enhanced cross reference feature.

Thanks.

--Chrisitian
Comment 1 Cor Nouws 2016-01-11 15:46:11 UTC
Hi Chrisitian,
Thanks for the issue, I recognize the problem ..

Nice enhancement ..
Set to new.

Ciao - Cor
Comment 2 cmflatscher 2016-01-12 23:06:31 UTC
Hi,

Add on -

I wrote today a document and wanted to create a cross reference to another chapter without having to insert a cross reference via "Insert / Cross reference..." and "Cross reference / Type / Headings".

The chapter heading is Called "Experiment to verify data accuracy" and I wanted to create a reference earlier in the document in the sentence

This formula is correct as demonstrated in the following experiment.

I would like to mark some text - here "experiment" - and cross reference to the relevant later or if needed earlier in the document.

That does unfortunately also not work.

Please implement.

Thanks.

--Christian
Comment 3 cmflatscher 2016-01-13 00:12:08 UTC
A minor formal correction - correct sentence to the above update:

I would like to mark some text - here "experiment" - and cross reference to the relevant chapter later or if needed earlier in the document.


And before I forget:

Thank you, Cor.
Comment 4 cmflatscher 2016-05-25 08:40:27 UTC
Hi,

Please provide a status update on my bug report and give me an idea when this issue will be resolved.

Thank you.

--Christian
Comment 5 Cor Nouws 2016-05-25 08:49:35 UTC
Hi Christian,

(In reply to cmflatscher from comment #4)

> Please provide a status update on my bug report 

Nothing changed. Still a useful idea for enhancement.

> and give me an idea when this issue will be resolved.

I can't. This really depends on someone with developing skills able and willing to spend time on this.
In general: anything that people contribute constructively to the work on LibreOffice, makes it more likely to happen, since positive work tends to amplify each other.

@jani: what do you think, could this be a candidate for an easy hack?

Ciao - Cor
Comment 6 cmflatscher 2016-05-26 09:04:43 UTC
Thank you very much for your update, Cor.

I hope this feature will be implemented.

--Christian
Comment 7 Cor Nouws 2016-05-26 12:34:01 UTC
(In reply to cmflatscher from comment #6)
> Thank you very much for your update, Cor.

My pleasure :)

> I hope this feature will be implemented.

Sure. For people that have no experience in C++: they could create a Basic/Python extension to offer this, I guess..
Comment 8 cmflatscher 2017-09-11 13:00:37 UTC
Hi,

Please let me know when a fix will be available for this bug report.

Thanks!

--Christian
Comment 9 cmflatscher 2019-05-03 11:02:40 UTC
Additionally it would be great to have this function:

I am writing a document where I need to insert a cross reference with different text as a link to the actual section of the document.

As an example:

I want this sentence

Firmware update can be done via the pop-menu invoked by pressing Control+PrintScreen

cross referenced to the text (could also be a header):

Firmware update via CTRL+PrnScr