images report as wrong size

asked 2020-10-13 05:42:36 +0200

mips42 gravatar image

updated 2020-10-19 07:17:34 +0200


Lots of times, but not ALL the time, when I paste a image into LibreOffice Writer it shows is details as the wrong and impossible size (eg. -2556.5" x 12..5"). It happens with multiple images and in multiple documents. I have not been able to determine any pattern to when this happens or does not happen.

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Images almost always are larger than a typical page (8.5x11), I'm not even sure what is meant by "is the Writer image object "AutoSize", i.e. scaling automatically happens?" so, will say that what I am looking at is position and size.

Images are either JPG or PNG. Interesting thing I just found. If I resize the image manually (drag from corner) to the size I want, then copy that to another doc, the size reports correctly...

3 words and 1 pic is 3.5MB and the site will not let me upload even though it says max file size is over 10 MB. Don't what else to do.

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Please, edit your question (don't use an answer which is reserved for solutions) to give more information about your images:

  • is their original size larger than the page (mainly the width)?
  • is the Writer image object "AutoSize", i.e. scaling automatically happens?
  • image format (JPEG, TIFF, PNG, BMP, ...)?

The best way to diagnose the issue is to attach a sample file to your question: edit it, scroll to the bottom, press Enter at least twice and use the "paperclip" tool.

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2020-10-13 07:59:37 +0200 )edit

If the file is too big to upload, make a copy. Delete unneeded content in the copy to make it minimal (probably only one image on one page plus a few words to make sure there is at least one non-empty paragraph. Check that the problem is still present and attach this reduced version of your file.

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2020-10-13 17:07:32 +0200 )edit

I've paired down as much as possible and it still won't attach. still says file exceeds max upload size.

mips42 gravatar imagemips42 ( 2020-10-19 21:56:31 +0200 )edit