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The following options are available when you select the Illustration Index as the index type.

Choose Insert - Table of Contents and Index - Table of Contents, Index or Bibliography - Index or Table of Contents tab (when Illustration Index is the selected type)

Type and Title

Specify the type and title of the index.


Select the type of index that you want to insert. The options available on this tab depend on the index type that you select. If the cursor is in an index when you choose the Insert - Table of Contents and Index - Table of Contents, Index or Bibliography, you can then edit that index.


Enter a title for the selected index.

Protected against manual changes

Prevents the contents of the index from being changed. Manual changes that you make to an index are lost when the index is refreshed. If you want the cursor to scroll through a protected area, choose Tools - Options' - LibreOffice Writer - Formatting Aids', and then select the Enable cursor check box in the Protected Areas section.

Create index for

Select whether to create the index for the document or for the current chapter.

Create from

Specify the information to be combined to form an index.


Creates index entries from object captions. To add a caption to an object, select the object, and then choose Insert - Caption.


Select the caption category that you want to use for the index entries.


Select the part of the caption that you want to use for index entries. The following table lists the caption options that can be selected, based on the caption text "Illustration 24: The Sun", where "Illustration 24" was automatically generated, and "The Sun" was added by the user.

Selections in the Display list box Entry in the Index
Reference Text Illustration 24: The Sun
Category and Number Illustration 24
Caption The Sun

If you select "Caption Text", the punctuation and the space at the beginning of the caption does not appear in the index entry.

Object names

Creates index entries from object names. You can view object names in the Navigator, for example, and change them in the context menu.