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Can I make custom categories for my captions? [closed]

asked 2013-02-07 08:04:55 +0200

TJ Meneses gravatar image

updated 2020-08-07 16:57:22 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

The caption function in Writer is amazingly useful, and combined with indices such as Index of Tables and Table of Illustrations increased my productivity infinity-fold (previously had to do all that manually; not an activity to do if you like to sleep during thesis terms).

However, I was wondering if there was any way to make your own, the same way you can make custom Styles. I want to have a category for Figures instead of Illustrations, and I have to trade off productivity and proper formatting (in some courses in college, the label of such things like "Figure" is strictly applied).

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answered 2013-02-24 12:07:49 +0200

qubit gravatar image

Hi @TJ Meneses,

Looks like you might want to file an enhancement bug for this question as well.

Thanks for your help!

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This would be an excellent enhancement request!

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2013-02-25 04:54:00 +0200 )edit

@ROSt52, Please feel free to jump-in on any of these feature requests if the Question hasn't had any activity in a few weeks. I think duplicate bug reports will be very rare, and I'll apologize to the QA guys if it becomes a big problem :-)

qubit gravatar imagequbit ( 2013-02-25 04:57:10 +0200 )edit

Ah, such a scary proposition... gulp But I'll take try to do just that. Thanks for the suggestion, @qubit. EDIT: I just filed a new bug report, and changed the status to ENHANCEMENT from normal. I hope I didn't make any major screwups in the process. http://goo.gl/HEh93

TJ Meneses gravatar imageTJ Meneses ( 2013-02-26 09:33:26 +0200 )edit

@qubit Thanks for encouraging me to jump on this topic. However, I think that TJMeneses had a great idea and thus should have the honor to place the enhancement request. Once his request would be implemented he proudly can say that it is his baby. I only wanted to encourage him with my comment.

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2013-02-26 10:13:25 +0200 )edit

@TJMeneses Thanks for filing the enhancement request. Karma on you.

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2013-02-26 10:16:29 +0200 )edit

@TJ Meneses, @ROSt52 -- You guys crack me up... :P

qubit gravatar imagequbit ( 2013-02-26 14:56:11 +0200 )edit
manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2013-03-30 17:24:35 +0200 )edit

@manj_k - thanks for adding the link here. This also closes the original question.

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2013-03-31 04:24:34 +0200 )edit

This is not the right answer, the other one is it.

lofis gravatar imagelofis ( 2017-07-13 11:30:41 +0200 )edit

answered 2013-11-26 12:16:43 +0200

Custom categories are already available as pointed out in comment 3: [https://www.libreoffice.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=61493#c3]

Florent Angly 2013-07-07 05:13:21 UTC I think this feature has been present in LibreOffice for a long time.

In the caption menu > Category: simply write the name of the new category you would like to use.

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