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How to Delete and Save Bitmaps in Page Style Area

asked 2020-08-30 16:49:12 +0100

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updated 2020-11-26 16:15:18 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Writer offers a bitmap option for page backgrounds in default page style. Thirty-one sample bitmaps come along with Writer plus the opportunity to import more.

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1. In default page style (i.e., without creating a new page style), is it possible to delete some or all of the sample bitmaps provided?

2. In default page style (i.e., without creating a new page style), is it possible to add/import new bitmaps and have those bitmaps permanently added to the original bitmaps provided?

I haven't been able to accomplish either of these two aims and wonder whether what I want to do is just impossible.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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Why do yo want to delete the background bitmap sample files from the LibreOffice suite? They will not be embedded into the document. Only the chosen (applied) items will be embedded into the document.

Zizi64 gravatar imageZizi64 ( 2020-08-30 17:06:52 +0100 )edit

I would think it is reasonable for a user to expect to customize the bitmaps available as page backgrounds.

Vanadium gravatar imageVanadium ( 2020-08-30 17:48:04 +0100 )edit

Yes, the User can import more new images for the background feature. And it is possible to delete the Custom images. But there are lots of DEFAULT objects and properties, that are not eraseable (through the User Interface) in the LibreOffice. (Maybe you can find them in the program library or in the user profile, and you can try to delete them by a file manager program.)

Zizi64 gravatar imageZizi64 ( 2020-08-30 18:08:54 +0100 )edit
ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2020-08-30 19:14:37 +0100 )edit

The main issue here I guess is that the user can delete and add, but that "delete" of default backgrounds is not saved between sessions. This dialog is "global", and specific for the current installation (i.e, user configuration), so in effect for any template you use on that installation.

Vanadium gravatar imageVanadium ( 2020-08-31 08:36:30 +0100 )edit

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answered 2020-08-31 08:50:30 +0100

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updated 2020-08-31 08:55:41 +0100

  1. In default page style (i.e., without creating a new page style), is it possible to delete some or all of the sample bitmaps provided?

Yes, but only for the current document in the current session.

  1. In default page style (i.e., without creating a new page style), is it possible to add/import new bitmaps and have those bitmaps permanently added to the original bitmaps provided?

No. As for deleted images, added bitmaps are present in that dialog only for the current document and for the current session.

Settings in the dialog are not permanently saved for some reason. You can change the contents of the dialog during the current session, and for the current document. As soon as you close the document and open it again, the contents in the dialog revert to the default.

A background that you use is saved with the document. A background you used before, but changed to another one, is also saved with the document. However, the current limitations in this dialog means that you cannot reuse that bitmap.

Clearly, this behaviour is not expected. It is probably a limitation in the current implementation that should be developed some time in the future. It is an issue worthy to file if it has not yet been filed.

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