In Writer, there exist an option to create references for futher "inserting". That's mean: select some word, then click Insert > Cross-reference. In the new window, select "Set reference" in the "Type" area, and give it some name, for example Reference1. Then click "Insert" button. The reference in successfully created.

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But how I can rename it in the future? For example, from Reference1 to Reference5 (or something more meaningful)?


This is a known limitation of LibreOffice, listed as a bug at https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=43254.

However it is possible to rename the reference by unzipping the ODT file and editing content.xml with a text editor. Search and replace all occurrences of Reference1.

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