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user-defined index

asked 2020-12-07 09:56:49 +0100

fbertoldi gravatar image

updated 2020-12-07 11:46:37 +0100

I have two questions about user-defined index in odt files:
1) it is possible to have several user-defined indexes? And, if it is so, how?
2) how can group the entries of an user-defined index, like in an alphabetical one? Because so far I see many entries if the expression occurs many times within the odt file...

I noticed, to answer to my first question, that I can create several user-defined indexes, when I add a new entry, by clicking on the icon al top right of the dialog pop-up window.

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answered 2020-12-07 10:06:21 +0100

ajlittoz gravatar image

updated 2020-12-07 11:42:21 +0100

User-defined indexes are badly named. They don't behave as Alphabetical Index but rather as a TOC or "Table of …", i.e. entries are listed in page order without duplicate removal.

Presently Writer allows for a single Alphabetical Index only. There is no known work around this limitation.


I forgot to mention (as you discovered) that you can create as many "user-defined indexes" as you like. They just make other "Tables of …" because their entries are listed in document order.

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I see. Thanks.

fbertoldi gravatar imagefbertoldi ( 2020-12-07 11:21:09 +0100 )edit
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