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Tom, thanks for all of the work.  In my case the it still doesn't work.

I think I have an idea what's going wrong.  I don't understand "styles"
and the proper application of them.  Below is a line that was found at
website wherein is a description of how to setup a clickable TOC.  This
is the beginning part of the directions the site offers;

Apply paragraph styles (Heading1, etc.) to your heading text and set up
outline numbering (Tools > Outline Numbering) to specify which paragraph
styles go with what level headings.

Maybe the problem of no clickable links in a TOC for me would be solved
if I knew what settings to set ANY of the Tools>Outline Numbering
"paragraph styles" to?

Thanks for the links below but I read most of them on Saturday and ended
up with same results- nothing.

Thank you.

On 01/08/2012 03:29 AM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
If the tool-tip pop-up saying "Ctrl-click ..." does not appear then
it's not a hyper-link. These hyper-links are best viewed in a Pdf of the
File - Export to Pdf
Apparently doing print to file and choosing Pdf or using a virtual
printer-Pdf doesn't work. The export-to-Pdf makes hyper-links work
without needing to press Ctrl while doing the left-click on the mouse.
In the Pdf you just left-click.

In that weird "Structure" line the LS and LE are like tags or brackets
around the part that you want to make clickable. Rough equivalents are
in wiki-mark-up
== sub-heading ==
or in html
<b>something that appears bold</b>
needs something in between the opening and closing tags. In wiki and
html these would do nothing or might even grumble or create troubles
== == this text wouldn't be a sub-heading because it's outside the tags
<b></b> this wouldn't be bold because it's outside the tags too.

I don't understand why the weird structure line doesn't use something
like wiki-mark-up styled thing that people might be more familiar with
rather than the dumbed-down thing that just confuses people. When i
think about it changing it to a wiki-mark-up would need the mark-up to
be very different from normal wiki-mark-up and would probably make it
even more confusing to new people while also confusing people that have
learned their way around the way that it is now. Perhaps the Design Team
might have some good ideas if someone asked them.

Have you tried the relevant chapters in the documentation on this wiki?
The Writer's Guide chapters 6, 7 and 12.

For the ToC i think the crucial pages are p10 and 11 in Chapter 12 of
the Writer's Guide. I think those 2 pages are probably the most useful
but they are still not completely clear.

These wiki's although they are even shorter

At last i found some screen-shots!
I wish people would update official documentation to get it all in one
place (or a couple of places) rather than creating obscure odd pages of
things that may vanish or never be found. It's fairly easy to edit
wiki's, honest! The blog links to this OOo forum thread
(which has no screen-shots). There were a few YouTube videos such as
but i haven't watched them and they seem more interested in advanced or
clever ways around perceived limitations rather than the basic level you
and i are on. I'm still trying to work out how to edit an entry in the
ToC so that it's not the same as the heading in the document.

Good luck! Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Sun, 8/1/12, . <> wrote:

From: . <>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Create Index with clickable links in
Date: Sunday, 8 January, 2012, 3:25

Well, somehow I created a TOC with the underlined Entry names.
But....whenever I try to do the "ctrl-click" on the TOC entry nothing
happens. Also, the TOC entry doesn't have the "ctrl-click on the name
of the TOC entry" pop up that occurs with a functional link.

Any ideas?

On 01/07/2012 09:45 PM, . wrote:

Nuts. It didn't work. Truly, I think the problem is caused by my
misunderstanding of levels. Yes, I understand that there are level
numbers in a column that appear in the "Entry" tab. Levels and styles
are something I've never understood.

Oh well.

Thanks anyway.

On 01/07/2012 07:45 AM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
Chapter 12 of the Writer Guide might be useful too.

Also the dialogue-box itself helps a bit but it takes a bit of
experimentation before it really makes sense. It's a bit weird at first
so it helps to see a few different ways of explaining it. Once you have
worked it out it's really neat :)

Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Sat, 7/1/12, Gabriel Risterucci <> wrote:

From: Gabriel Risterucci <>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Create Index with clickable links in
Date: Saturday, 7 January, 2012, 11:40

In the index properties (when adding it, or after with right click->edit
index) on the second tab are found the format used for each index
If you use the "hyperlink" button when placing your cursor before and
after the entry title, it will create an hyperlink (button's name
might not
exactly be this, my interface is not in english).

So for example if the default is:

you click left of E, use the hyperlink button, same on the right, and it


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