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inserting images in writer is a joke!

asked 2020-02-21 11:31:33 +0200

Thunderchild gravatar image

I am trying and failing to simply put two images one after the other into a writer document. This is a joke! it can't be this hard. Seriously!!!! They keep reordering themselves and i can't control them as hitting enter underneith actually moves the image DOWN which is completely stupid. This should be easier. I am not trying to do anything complicated just insert one image after another. Instead i have lost control of my document!

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Your posting makes no sense and uses offensive language. Besides, it is not a question. So, get a downvote, cool down, read these guidelines and ask a good question.

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2020-02-21 14:28:36 +0200 )edit

I'm currently struggling like hell to put pictures in a document and I totally agree with your frustration... It should "just work" without having to read dozens of manual pages with abstract concepts. Software must just work.

h0llyc0w gravatar imageh0llyc0w ( 2020-07-12 14:22:03 +0200 )edit

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answered 2020-02-21 15:05:48 +0200

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updated 2020-02-21 16:36:36 +0200

Inserting images is very easy and not a joke. The problem is you haven't bothered to learn.

Read the chapter in the manual about images in Writer and make sure you understand Anchor and Wrap options.

Do not anchor two images to one anchor.

See [Tutorial] Some useful hints on using images

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Reading the manual should only be done to execute complex operations. The basic ones should work out-of-the-box without having to integrate complicated concepts. Inserting a picture in a document is a basic one and unfortunately the behavior is kind of fuzzy. That's basically what makes the difference between a software designed for general public and software designed for experts. And that's the sad story about why people continue to pay for Microsoft Office instead using a 100% free software developed by the community...

h0llyc0w gravatar imageh0llyc0w ( 2020-07-12 14:30:20 +0200 )edit
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answered 2020-02-21 17:00:04 +0200

updated 2020-02-21 17:04:13 +0200

Easiest solution: hit return before importing the 2nd image.

Not so easy solution: change the anchor type(*) to 'as character' and put a space in between them.

(*) Change the anchor type:

  1. insert image
  2. right click on image
  3. choose "Anchor --> as character" (you must repeat this for each image.)

LibreOffice SHOULD deal with 2 images in the same place by converting them from the default "to paragraph" anchor to "as character" anchor, but whether that's a bug or just incomplete programming or a feature to have the app allow multiple images in the same anchor point creating havoc with image placement---is for people above my pay grade.

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Writer handles images anchored to the same object (e.g., paragraph/character) without problems. It's just the default image setting to allow overlap may make several images to be above each other. And making images automatically anchored as character is not a correct thing. Disallowing overlap by default might be a better change, if someone files that request.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2020-02-21 17:17:23 +0200 )edit
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