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OpenOffice Off-the-Wall: ToCs, Indexes and Bibliographies in OOo Writer

Jan 05, 2005, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"Indexes and tables is the phrase that OpenOffice.org Writer uses for tables of contents (ToCs), indexes and bibliographies. The term also covers ToC variants, such as lists of illustrations or tables. At first, the need for the phrase seems momentarily puzzling. If you're like most people, you probably are used to thinking of ToCs, indexes and bibliographies as separate pieces with no relation to one another. That's how most word processors treat them. Roughly half the time, that's how the Writer interface treats them, too.

"However, the term exists because Writer doesn't distinguish between these pieces of contents. Lists of figures, tables of contents, indexes, bibliographies--in Writer, all indexes and tables are treated as variations on the same structure..."

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