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asked 2017-01-27 14:48:42 +0100

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updated 2020-10-25 11:19:21 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Hi, I'm using cross referencefor end notes because I want to quote certain sources multiple times within a document. But where does Libreoffice list all cross references I put into the document?

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answered 2017-12-27 10:58:55 +0100

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You can use the AltSearch extension to find reference markers, among many other options not available on the regular search&replace tool.

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Select: {Extended → Cross ref. marker (text)} to search for text, marked as referable. {Extended → Cross-reference (text)} to search for text, that is reference to referable text.

Ioannis Ilousis-Iliadis gravatar imageIoannis Ilousis-Iliadis ( 2019-10-16 11:14:52 +0100 )edit

answered 2017-01-27 23:00:22 +0100

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updated 2017-12-27 20:45:54 +0100

Open Insert->Cross-reference... and select Cross-references tab if not already done. In Type box, click on a category of reference and they will appear in the box Selection. Box Insert reference to allows to choose which attribute of the reference to insert.

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EDIT 2017-12-27 (for @zwastik)

To the best of my knowledge, there is no explicit list of cross-references. However, you can navigate quickly from cross-ref to cross-ref with the following procedure:

  • put your cursor in a known index entry (they can be easily located when View>Field shadings is enabled)
  • open Edit>Index Entry
  • the bottom buttons with bold arrows switch to the previous/next index entry

You end up with a sequential process. Sorry, I didn't find a way to jump directly to a specific index entry.

The same trick can be used to navigate from note anchor to the next:

  • select (don't click or you'll be warped to the note itself) a note anchor in the text
  • open Edit>Footnote/Endnote
  • use the bold arrow buttons to jump to the previous/next note anchor


  • Display the navigator side panel.

  • Click on the Navigation icon in its toolbar and select the Index entry icon from the drop-down menu.

Now the two small icons with up- and down-pointing triangles to the right of the Navigation icon will move the cursor to the previous/next index entry when clicked.

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Thanks for your help. That I have already done. The question I have: If I insert cross references, how do I FIND them afterwards in the text? In the Navigator I couldn't finde a LIST of ALL CROSS REFERENCES....

desputin gravatar imagedesputin ( 2017-01-28 10:30:14 +0100 )edit

I have the same question, how to find all cross references (eg bibliografic cross reference and footers) in the document.

zwastik gravatar imagezwastik ( 2017-12-26 19:11:24 +0100 )edit

Thanks this was helpful

zwastik gravatar imagezwastik ( 2017-12-29 15:51:31 +0100 )edit

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