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Is it possible to extract/copy the Document Outline (or just Headings) [closed]

asked 2012-10-14 17:55:32 +0100

ecoten gravatar image

I have a document with various headings in it. Is it possible to export or copy/paste just the outline of the document (i.e. just the headings)?

I suppose this could be done by creating a Table of Contents (or similar table) and then copying this and pasting this table elsewhere but is there an easier way of doing this?

Thanks in advance

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answered 2012-10-16 16:02:57 +0100

caolan gravatar image

file->send->outline to clipboard and then use paste might be what you want.

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Brilliant! It's amazing how sometimes the features are right under your nose and you just don't know they are there!

ecoten gravatar imageecoten ( 2012-10-25 15:00:21 +0100 )edit

answered 2012-10-14 18:39:44 +0100

m.a.riosv gravatar image

updated 2012-10-14 18:40:10 +0100

With search, you can find text with one style.

Ctrl+F More options. Search for styles. Select the style to search. Find All. Edit copy. Paste.

The problem I have see, that there is not break lines in the pasted text.

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I was thinking along these lines but I thought it might be worth asking in case there was an easier solution.

ecoten gravatar imageecoten ( 2012-10-25 15:00:44 +0100 )edit

answered 2012-10-17 03:35:06 +0100

ROSt52 gravatar image

caolan's hint is an excellent one. Just 2 comments: The menu is File / Outline To Clipboard.... I was looking for a "send"...

I copied an outline of a about 12 page document into a new document and saw 2 bugs: - the first 4 headings of level 1 appear in a table - some empty pages where created

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On LibreOffice 3.6, Windows XP the menu appears exactly as Caolan describes.

ecoten gravatar imageecoten ( 2012-10-26 16:13:27 +0100 )edit

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