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Group To group using Writer it is impossible to mark the objekts.

asked 2020-09-19 12:10:53 +0100

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In my case I want to group 2 pictures in .jpg format but it is not possible to mark them. I use Shift and try to mark with the mouse.

Windows 10, Libre Office 7.0.0.3 (64)

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answered 2020-09-20 23:29:25 +0100

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Thank you for good and "speedy" answer. John

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answered 2020-09-19 12:33:26 +0100

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updated 2020-09-20 10:21:07 +0100

Images are handled differently as compared to drawing objects in Writer. Their position and size (and...) isn't controlled with the help of hosting shapes, but using text frames a frame type (typical service: com.sun.star.text.BaseFrame) for hosting. Frames cannot be grouped.

If you want to group images (whether accompanied by graphics or not) you best do it in Draw. You can then Copy/Paste the result to a Writer document.

An image inserted this way into a text doument will still be shape-hosted. You thus can change the grouping and most properties as if using Draw.

Another way to get an image hosted by a shape in Writer would be to import it as the concretion of the Bitmap property of a geometric shape (rectangle e.g.). But this comes with disadvanteges. I would only use this option if I wanted the hosting shape to be different from a rectangle.

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