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..."