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I am finding my way around using the bibliography facility in writer and I am coming across one or two issues. Here is one.

In the bibliography index/table it is necessary to have a “Type” allocated to each entry in order that the correct format can be applied for the entry in the bibliography. For example a book entry would have different items in it from a Book excerpt or a Journal entry. There is a “Type” field in the bibliography database but entering anything in this field, either in the external database or via Tools > Bibliography Database has no effect on the entry format. Also, in the form opened by Tools > Bibliography Database there is no entry box after “Type”.

It seems that the only way to enter a Type is to go to a reference to the item in the document text, right click on it, click on Bibliography Entry, an Edit Bibliography Entry dialogue comes up, click on Edit and a Define Bibliography Entry dialogue come up in which the Type can be selected from a drop down list. Click OK and click modify. If you have changed anything it asks if you want to alter the existing record.

Can anyone explain this behaviour? In particular, where is this latter Type data stored? Why can’t the Type data in the database be used for this purpose?


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