Sections and endnotes

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Sections and endnotes

Postby jrbreton » Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:06 pm

Well, I've managed to loop open office in a cycle of crashes. Don't really know what I've done.

The problem: Open office puts endnotes at the end of a document. For a book I am writing I wanted to put the index at the end after the endnotes. From a precious reply in the Forum, I learned the work- around for this problem is to put the entire document in a section, put the endnotes at the end of the section, and then finish the document with the index.

This is I tried to do. I created a section (in fact two as revealed by the format section dialogue) and proceeded to cut the index from before the endnotes and paste it after the endnotes.

The result was most curious. When opening the altered file, Writer very slowly loaded the endnotes and then crashed. Writer then recovered the file, loaded it, and crashed again. At first recovery listed three identical files to be recovered. By editing the section during the file's slow load, I've cut the recovery to one file. But it still crashes eventually.

What have I done? How can I save the file, and achieve my original objective?
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Re: Sections and endnotes

Postby toothpix » Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:08 am

I don't have an answer to this six-year old unanswered question, but I do have another endnotes quandary.

I seek to do the same thing (put an index and appendices after the endnotes. I too found the work-around of putting my entire document sans the appendices into a section and checking the "put endnotes at end of section" box.

While my system doesn't endlessly crash, it just doesn't work. Although I check that box, my endnotes don't move from the end of the text.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Sections and endnotes

Postby jrbreton » Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:19 pm

AMDG

Thanks for your reply. You may find what I did helpful. By color-highlighted the entire section. I was able to see just what the section included. Then I saw the endnotes placed of the section. Putting the indices after the section worked after some trial and error. Hope this helps.
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Re: Sections and endnotes

Postby toothpix » Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:29 pm

Thanks for responding. By "color-highlighted" do you mean just selecting the text, or some other feature? Can you explain how to show the entire section selected?
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Re: Sections and endnotes

Postby ramrick » Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:51 pm

It will be nice if we have a button to insert references and when we click it many types come up, we choose one by clicking and reference with relevant blanks show up, we type data on it and click insert and it is listed on references.We suggest how to improve Word, but they always charge us for it, thanks a billion for the free service, will be nice to have someone send packages to Universities around the world so students work can be accepted in this format, thanks again
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Re: Sections and endnotes

Postby jrkrideau » Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:23 pm

ramrick wrote:It will be nice if we have a button to insert references and when we click it many types come up, we choose one by clicking and reference with relevant blanks show up, we type data on it and click insert and it is listed on references.We suggest how to improve Word, but they always charge us for it, thanks a billion for the free service, will be nice to have someone send packages to Universities around the world so students work can be accepted in this format, thanks again
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I don't really understannd what you want here but have a look at Zotero
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Re: editing an Index

Postby Mitchel Cohen » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:21 pm

I'm trying to index a book in OpenOffice. One (of several) problem we encounter is that every time I manually delete an entry, the deleted material comes back when I re-open index.

I've followed whatever directions I could find in the manual and on the forum.

The closest I come is to click on "index entry" in the Edit menu, but it is grayed and unable to open. I went to Tools and Options, and checked ENABLE in "Cursor in protected area," but it still doesn't allow me to check the "index entry" (still grayed).

Thank you.

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Re: Sections and endnotes

Postby RoryOF » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:28 pm

After you delete an Index entry, do you rebuild the index? The Index and Tables of content/illustrations etc are not dynamic - they must be rebuilt to update.

This you do by right clicking on the Index (or the Table) and choosing Update Index/Table.
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Re: Sections and endnotes

Postby Mitchel Cohen » Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:01 pm

Thank you. I manually deleted one entry in the index, hit Save, and hit update Index/Table, and everything I deleted came back again.
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Re: Sections and endnotes

Postby RoryOF » Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:24 pm

Then the /Insert /Indexes and Tables /Entry item may have had "Main entry" and/or "Apply to all similar texts" checked; which could me that all instances of a word were automatically flagged as Index entries I think the AltSearch extension will identify and remove such extraneous entries, but am not certain.
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