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Change default for table caption [closed]

asked 2014-01-16 10:26:32 +0200

Khaeroen gravatar image

Dear all..

I've little problem, but it's kinda frustating..

can i change the default for caption, eg. "Table 3.x" into "Table III.x"? but Heading must keep number "3.x blblblb" not "III.x blblblb"


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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by Alex Kemp
close date 2016-02-20 08:40:17.244933


Just wondering why would anyone want to do that? Doesn't this add unnecessary confusion?

mahfiaz gravatar imagemahfiaz ( 2014-01-16 13:41:48 +0200 )edit

It is not clear to me what is being attempted. How are the captions and headings related? Is "heading" a reference to the corresponding table of contents entry?

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2014-01-17 03:34:53 +0200 )edit

@oweng, if document uses outline numbering (headings have automatic numbering), then table numbers, figurenumbers etc can have chapter number in front of these, e.g figures 3.1 and 3.2 are first two figures in chapter 3. The OP wants to use roman numbers in table captions and arabic numbers in headers which is not possible in Writer.

mahfiaz gravatar imagemahfiaz ( 2014-03-20 00:13:49 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-03-20 00:26:28 +0200

mahfiaz gravatar image

This is not possible in Writer. Numbering everything manually is always an option but I wouldn't call it a workaround. Use LaTeX, if this is really needed.

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It is somewhat ironic that by changing the outline numbering from 1,2,3 to I,II,III it is possible to get the opposite: captions using arabic numerals for chapters (by separately inserting the chapter number field), while the chapters themselves are in uppercase Roman numerals.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2014-03-20 10:55:12 +0200 )edit

Hey, that's interesting, never tried it that way :)

mahfiaz gravatar imagemahfiaz ( 2014-03-20 11:23:20 +0200 )edit

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