[Libreoffice] [PATCH] Cross-references to numbered paragraphs: remove trailing dots at the end of a cross-reference, or where they precede an open parenthesis that starts the next paragraph level in the cross-reference (bugzilla 33960).
cedric.bosdonnat.ooo at free.fr
Mon Apr 18 08:15:27 PDT 2011
On Sun, 2011-04-17 at 09:54 +1000, Troy Rollo wrote:
> 1. The rule has operated for a long time now without, as far as I can see, any
> serious complaints about it.
Yeah, but it would great to fix it once for good and avoid having tiny
patches again and again on the same thing.
> 2. Using the same rule as Microsoft Word will create fewer problems for
> document interchange with Microsoft Word.
We don't have to copy Word's mistakes ;)
> I guess it depends on how important it is to keep document consistency high in
> interchange with Word. If that is not important I can prepare a more complete
> set of rules, submit the rules for approval, and then implement a new patch.
> My initial thought was that the correct (clean slate) rule would be:
> 1. Strip any leading white space (but not trailing - although rule 2 might get
> 2. If there is formatting content after the number, and not before the number,
> strip it if either:
> (a) This is the last component in the reference; or
> (b) The next component has formatting content before the number.
> However I would note that one of the default outline numbering formats (the
> "1." "(a)" format) in LibreOffice includes white space in front of the number
> at the first list level. Thus this rule would strip the white space, where on
> my testing MS Word would not. This would create a common inconsistency when
> going from LibreOffice to MS word.
You can first implement this rule and we'll see what people think about
that. That rule sounds reasonable to me.
OOo Eclipse Integration developer
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