Improved document searching with LibreOffice
2021-09-23, 16:30–17:00, Room 1

Searching for a phrase in multiple documents is not a new thing and many implementations exist, however such searching will usually only provide you if and roughly where in the documents a searched phrase exists. With Collabora Online and LibreOffice we can do better than this and in addition provide the search result in form of a thumbnail of the search location. In this way it is easier for the user to see the context, where the searched phrase is located. For example, if it is located in a table, shape, footer/header, or is it figure text or maybe "alt" text of an image.

Thanks to the sponsor of the work - NLnet Foundation, we are implementing this solution for Writer documents.

Miklos got involved with development in 2010 when he completed
two Google Summer of Code projects to improve the RTF import/export filter of
Writer. Later he became a full-time LibreOffice Writer developer for SUSE, now
a contractor at Collabora.

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