You can leave the Insert Index Entry and Edit Index Entry dialogs open while you select and insert or edit entries.
Select the index that you want to add the entry to.
When editing an index entry, displays the type of index that the selected entry belongs to. You cannot change the index type of an index entry in this dialog. Instead, you must delete the index entry from the document, and then insert it again in a different index type.
Opens the Create New User-defined Index dialog where you can create a custom index.
New User-defined Index
Enter a name for the new user-defined index. The new index is added to the list of available indexes and tables.
Displays the text that is selected in the document. If you want, you can enter a different word for the index entry. The selected text in the document is not changed.
Or, edit the index entry if necessary. When you modify the index entry, the new text only appears in the index, and not at the index entry anchor in the document. For example, you can enter an index with comments such as "Basics, see also General".
Click the icon to update Entry with the current text selection in the document.
Update Entry from Selection
Makes the current selection a subentry of the word that you enter here. For example, if you select "cold", and enter "weather" as the 1st key, the index entry is "weather, cold".
Makes the current selection a sub-subentry of the 1st key. For example, if you select "cold", and enter "weather" as the 1st key and "winter" as the 2nd key, the index entry is "weather, winter, cold".
Enter the phonetic reading for the corresponding entry. For example, if a Japanese Kanji word has more than one pronunciation, enter the correct pronunciation as a Katakana word. The Kanji word is then sorted according to the phonetic reading entry. This option is only available if Asian language support is enabled.
Makes the selected text the main entry in an alphabetical index. LibreOffice displays the page number of the main entry in a different format than the other entries in the index.
Specify the index level for the inserted index entry.
This option is available only for table of contents and user-defined index entries.
The following three options are available when a text selection is loaded in Entry, either by selecting the text in the document and then opening the dialog, or by using Update entry from selection in the dialog.
Automatically marks all other occurrences of the selected text in the document. For a modified entry, the match is conducted on the original selection, but the modified entry is inserted as the index entry. Text in headers, footers, and frames is not included.
Searches for whole words or cells that are identical to the search text.
Matches the exact character provided in the Find box without considering any alternative case matches.
To include all occurrences of a text passage in an index, select the text, choose Edit - Find & Replace, and click Find All. Then choose Insert - Indexes and Tables - Entry and click Insert.
Marks an index entry in your text.
Closes the dialog.
Deletes the selected entry from the index. The entry text in the document is not deleted.
The following navigation buttons are only available in the Edit Index Entry dialog.
Jumps to the previous index entry with the same entry and type as the current index entry.
Previous entry (same name)
Jumps to the next index entry with the same entry and type as the current index entry.
Next entry (same name)
Jumps to the previous index entry of the same type in the document.
Jumps to the next index entry of the same type in the document.
You can jump quickly to index entries with the Navigation Bar.