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2020-07-28 18:20:40 +0100 marked best answer Bookmarks vs References

Alternately: Bookmarks vs Targets

I'm hard put to grasp when to use which for cross-referencing. From all the experimenting I've done, it appears to me that it boils down to personal preferences and not anything technical. What am I missing?

I know that bookmarks are faster to create. But you have to open the dialog each time. On the other hand, creating a target/reference involves more steps, but you can leave the dialog open to create multiple targets/references.

I also know that bookmarks are fast and easy to delete.

And I know that targets are fields.

Please help me understand the functional distinctions between bookmarks and targets.

Thank you!

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2017-09-06 23:42:52 +0100 asked a question Bookmarks vs References

Bookmarks vs References Alternately: Bookmarks vs Targets I'm hard put to grasp when to use which for cross-referencing

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You'll be glad to know that LibreOffice 5.3 now has table styles.

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2017-04-04 17:18:04 +0100 commented answer How do I create a chart from a Writer table?

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2017-04-04 17:09:42 +0100 commented answer How do I create a chart from a Writer table?

I tried that various time and since that didn't work, I wrote the OP above. (Thanks for your comment, though.)

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2016-05-16 23:50:19 +0100 asked a question Writer: Documentation about margins

I'm using LO 5.0.4.2 on Win7.

I'm in the process of writing the preliminary material for a high school course teaching the use of LO.

The Getting Started Guide (GS50) cautions regarding "Changing Page Margins":

If you change the margins, the new margins affect the page style and will be shown in the Page Style dialog the next time you open it.

Because the page style is affected, the changed margins apply to all pages using that style.

Originally, I had taken that to mean that if I changed the margins in any document, the page style in use would be affected in any other document (existing or new) using that same page style.

Apparently that's not what it means. (Judging by how Writer behaves for me.)

I gather the above caution has to do only with the existing document and not with any other. If I gather correctly, it seems it'd be beneficial to make the official documentation more clear on this point. (You know, for the benefit of people like me. grin)

Anyway, I'm posting this here, hoping to get some confirmation or correction on this matter.

Thanks for reading this.

-Mark