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Linux Journal: Ooo Off the Wall: Fielding Questions, Part 2

Feb 24, 2005, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"Frankly, cross-references are a disappointment in OpenOffice.org Writer. Several posters to the OpenOffice.org mailing lists have referred to them as glorified bookmarks, and they're not far off. Compared to other software designed for writing long documents, Writer's cross-referencing tools are lacking. To start with, Writer does not give you the option of creating cross-references from headings. Instead, you have to add the sources manually--exactly as you would a bookmark. To make matters worse, cross-references between documents require kludges. And, if that was not enough, Writer also lacks the building blocks used by FrameMaker to create standard sentences and sentence fragments that lead to cross-references..."

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