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On 06-03-2023 08:00, Heiko Tietze wrote:
 he added the chapter/heading thing to the glossary but I cannot find it.

On 05.03.23 16:16, Michael Wolf wrote:
maybe it is a stupid question: What is the difference between chapter number(ing) and heading number(ing)? In some strings of LO master occurrences of chapter number(ing) are replaced by heading number(ing).

Not a stupid question.  It was not easy to find clear explanations of the meaning of "heading", plus technical definitions in the ODF spec have often been used in the UI/help, where the technical meanings of chapter diverge from everyday/common use. gave some definitions of "chapter" and  "heading", which I have tried to follow.

    Headings are paragraphs or paragraph styles that have an outline level of 1 or greater.

     The word "chapter" is reserved for headings that have outline level 1.

With these definitions, it is necessary in many place to refer to "heading" instead of "chapter, to describe accurately the actual/expected behavior of the software.

As noted by Heiko, the project now is to try to use consistent and accurate terminology in the UI and online help.

Subsequently, I have come to believe that the definition for chapter is somewhat arbitrary (for technical discussion see:, but as noted in bug 152605, I will follow the current conventions.

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