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LibO's bibliographic database and index tool is quite flexible, but came with some horrible default values. In the screenshot you added, you have all the tools to provide formatting to each type of entry. First select a "type" (book, journal, proceeding), now with the menu bellow the "structure" line add any field you want to that line: just put the cursor on an empty space in the "structure," select the field and click on Insert. Each field you add will become a new button in the structure line. Click any of those buttons to select it and apply to it an appropriate character style (you need to create/edit those styles yourself). Finally, repeat the process for each kind of entry (magazine, book, etc.).

There is no "formal" way to save a custom index. You need to either save it inside a template or create an AutoText to store the result.


I discuss indexes in general, and bibliographical indexes in particular, in chapter 9 of my free book about Writer ;)

LibO's bibliographic database and index tool is quite flexible, but came with some horrible default values. In the screenshot you added, you have all the tools to provide formatting to each type of entry. First select a "type" (book, journal, proceeding), now with the menu bellow the "structure" line add any field you want to that line: just put the cursor on an empty space in the "structure," select the field and click on Insert. Each field you add will become a new button in the structure line. Click any of those buttons to select it and apply to it an appropriate character style (you need to create/edit those styles yourself). Finally, repeat the process for each kind of entry (magazine, book, etc.).

Edit to add a screenshot showing the process:

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There is no "formal" way to save a custom index. You need to either save it inside a template or create an AutoText to store the result.


I discuss indexes in general, and bibliographical indexes in particular, in chapter 9 of my free book about Writer ;)