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how to delete captions in writer?

asked 2013-01-24 13:11:48 +0200

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updated 2015-08-28 11:30:55 +0200

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i have picture in a writer file and added a caption by selecting the picture, right click, select caption and the caption wizards opens. Here I can select all I need and add a caption text.

Now I want to delete caption but do not find any possibility to do so. I checked the help file and the writer guide but cannot find any hint.

As I cannot believe that captions cannot deleted, I ask for your kind hint on how to do this.

LibO 3.6.4.3

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answered 2013-01-24 13:35:02 +0200

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updated 2013-01-24 13:36:09 +0200

Thanks for the quick reply. Problem is partially solved. However, when I highlight and delete the caption text, the caption frame remains and the text wrap is not optimal below the picture. How can the invisible caption frame be deleted without deleting the picture?

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You can move the image out of the frame (by dragging or with cut and paste) and then delete the frame.

Nicd gravatar imageNicd ( 2013-01-24 13:38:37 +0200 )edit

Thanks for this hint!!! Such information should be included in the writer guide and help

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2013-01-24 13:52:48 +0200 )edit
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answered 2013-01-24 13:25:29 +0200

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Captions are just like normal text (with a different style), so you can just click on them and modify as you would normally do. To delete the caption, you can just highlight it and press backspace (or delete it in any other way you'd delete normal text).

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answered 2015-04-14 17:12:16 +0200

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You can delete the invisible frame by clicking the lines they make and pressing delete. This was not obvious to me either I had to Google around. They should be possible to delete by selecting a region of the document and pressing delete but they are not. Neither are they deleteable by right-clicking and choosing something like "Delete Frame". They should be.

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This was perfect thank you! (should be accepted answer imho)

1Mark gravatar image1Mark ( 2017-12-12 23:52:46 +0200 )edit
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answered 2014-03-11 19:47:26 +0200

Solutions on this page haven't addressed the persons problem which I have had and others as well. I'm sharing the solution provided by @strange_cathect to his/her own problem which is the same as described above. In brief, the problem is that, even after the text is deleted from the caption, the frame remains! Body text is therefore wrapped around this empty (assuming you deleted the contents of the caption) frame. Based on this hint on the above mentioned author, I'll describe the process in more detail.

Basically you have to click on the invisible boundary line of the frame. I do this by placing the mouse somewhere over the middle of the frame. Note that the cursor is an insertion point. Slowly moving the cursor up, as it leaves the frame it becomes the normal little pointer arrow. I take it about an eight of an inch above that (3-5 mm) and click. When clicking on the proper frame it becomes selected (showing the corner and edge points) and you simply hit the delete key. "There must be a better solution." Good luck. I'm using a Mac and LibreOffice 4.2.1.1 (also happened on v. 3.somthing)

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