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full-width background image in template

asked 2019-07-22 10:12:27 +0200

HugoScott gravatar image

Hi I'm trying to make a page template with a full-width image that fills the top and bottom of the page. I have followed the instructions in this page https://help.libreoffice.org/Writer/C... but the problems start in step 6 - I don't have a "Background" tab - though I do have an "Area" tab but there's no way in there to make the image full-width, outside of the content margins - it just sits within the margins. What am I doing wrong ? Thanks

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According to erroneous documentation see #tdf96496

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2019-07-22 11:02:31 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-07-22 10:30:22 +0200

The "background" tab is renamed into "area" tab; both had the same limitation (the background only applies inside margins); and that latter limitation is fixed in tdf#33041 for LibreOffice 6.3.

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oh right, I still had LO version 5 point something. So I'm downloading the latest one and will check that out. Thanks !

HugoScott gravatar imageHugoScott ( 2019-07-22 10:35:10 +0200 )edit

But possibly the whole-page background is still not implemented in background image case: see tdf#122508 (not tested myself). - Now tested, and it only covers the whole page in tiled mode.

Also note that 6.3 is not officially released yet; it's in release candidate stage, to be released in August.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-07-22 10:36:33 +0200 )edit

Yes it seems you're right Is it possible to format a full-width header and footer with background images ?

HugoScott gravatar imageHugoScott ( 2019-07-22 11:03:49 +0200 )edit

Is it possible to format a full-width header and footer with background images ?

I suppose that currently it's only possible in to-be-released 6.3, using one background image with top and bottom parts filled, and central part empty (white?), making it a tiled image with the image size equal to page format.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-07-22 11:19:11 +0200 )edit

I just installed 6.3 and it does indeed cover the whole page if you set the background to custom with a fixed size that matches the page. There is one strange behaviour, though : if you change the margins the background image moves too! I haven't yet tried setting the margins and THEN adding the background image - but I will

HugoScott gravatar imageHugoScott ( 2019-07-23 11:24:34 +0200 )edit
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