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From zhangying tldyzem <>
Subject Re: [UX] Cross references on Writer
Date Wed, 23 May 2012 06:34:51 GMT
Sounds good for the improvement, and I think, can we combine the 2 feature
proposed, that
1> Add the search field in navigator to search by key word, like described
in Bug 118639, but more is that we can search not only headings, but
inserted objects with name and captions;
2> In navigator, when we select one of the items, we can open context menu,
and select to create cross-reference for the selected item, and then open
the cross-reference dialog to set the properties with the specific items
been selected.
Agree to Oliver that we need some UX effort on the study from UX
perspective, and from a developer view, I think above 2 may be easier to

2012/5/22 Oliver-Rainer Wittmann <>

> Hi,
> On 22.05.2012 12:19, RGB ES wrote:
>> Writer have a powerful and easy to use cross reference system, but
>> there is room for improvements.
> I agree.
>  For example, I have a document with +60 headings on four levels: in
>> such situation searching the right heading on the cross reference menu
>> is time consuming. A good addition to Insert → Fields → Other →
>> Cross-reference tab could be a "filter" that permits to narrow the
>> search.
>> Bug 118639 - Add a "filter" to Insert>  Field>  Other>  Cross reference
>> tab
>> A complementary improvement could be to add a new "draw mode" on
>> Navigator: As cross reference
>> Bug 110496 - Create Cross references by dragging from navigator
>> What do you think?
> I like these two proposed enhancements.
> From my point of view some more UX efforts should be invested in order to
> figure out these functions in more detail from the UX perspective.
> Then, at least one developer have to show up for the implementation. I am
> interested, but I do not know, if I will have the time to do it. But I
> would offer my support for the development.
> Best regards, Oliver.

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