A field containing the number of items in a variable

asked 2018-03-19 16:20:53 +0200

damienjadeduff gravatar image

updated 2018-03-19 16:21:46 +0200

In LibreOffice Writer, if I want to insert a page number I do:

Insert > Field > Page Number

Similarly, if I want to insert the number of pages I do:

Insert > Field > Page Count

I can also use LibreOffice to keep track of numbering of things like tables, for example, or, in my example a custom field like question number. To use this I do (there are other ways of doing this):

Insert > Field > More Fields... > Variables > Number Range > Question

(latter assuming I have created a custom field called Question, which I can do from the same place)

However, what I want to do is insert a field that provides the number of items in such a range. For example, if I have 3 questions, and I want to insert the question count, it should insert a field that is currently reading 3, but would update to 4 if I insert another question.

My use case is this: I am using automatic numbering to number questions in exams. However, manually inserting the number of questions is prone to human error (and is a very useful thing to do to ensure students do not miss questions). I am imagining there are many similar use cases so am imagining this kind of thing may be possible.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

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I'm afraid this is not available. I searched thoroughly through the fields and did not find anything close to that.

I fully agree with the usefulness of your claim. You should open a feature request in Bugzilla.

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2018-03-19 17:19:40 +0200 )edit

Thanks for taking a look ajlittoz - I will have a look at Bugzilla.

damienjadeduff gravatar imagedamienjadeduff ( 2018-03-24 08:32:52 +0200 )edit