Index (table of figures)

The following options are available when you select Table of Figures as the index type.

To access this command...

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

Type and Title

Specify the type and title of the index.


Enter a title for the selected index.


Select the type of index that you want to insert or edit. 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.

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 - LibreOffice Writer - Formatting Aids, and then select the Enable cursor check box in the Protected Areas section.

Create Index or Table of Contents


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 display in the index entries. The following table illustrates the options that can be selected, based on the caption “Figure 24: The Sun”, where “Figure 24” was generated automatically when the caption was inserted, while “The Sun” is the caption text added by the user.

Selections in the Display list box

Entry in the Index


Figure 24: The Sun

Category and Number

Figure 24

Caption Text

The Sun

If you select “Caption Text”, the punctuation and the space at the beginning of the caption are not included 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.

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