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Wrong placement of pictures after addition of a new picture [closed]

asked 2014-01-04 16:34:24 +0200

P_Aleksandrov gravatar image

updated 2014-01-04 16:37:18 +0200

The document has four pictures with titles. The inset binding is "As symbol". If I add the fifth picture (from file figure_1.eps), the 3rd and the 4th pictures are moved on separate pages. Is this behaviour correct? The document with file "figure_1.eps" are in

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Closed for the following reason not a real question by Alex Kemp
close date 2016-02-18 10:46:24.261714


What exactly is your question? Whether it is wrong that two pictures are moved when another picture is inserted? How you can prevent this from happening? Where is the cursor when you insert the EPS file?

bencomp gravatar imagebencomp ( 2014-01-04 17:26:55 +0200 )edit

I move the cursor after the fourth picture, press "Enter" and add the fifth picture. I think that it is a bug that 3rd and 4th pictures are moved into separate pages. I can make them move to the same page (the 2nd page) by addition some text paragraphs after the 3rd picture and removing these paragraphs.

P_Aleksandrov gravatar imageP_Aleksandrov ( 2014-01-05 12:52:59 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-01-05 00:29:37 +0200

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The inset binding is "As symbol".

I am not sure what this means (perhaps this is locale-specific for "As Character")? The frames containing caption and graphic are all anchored "As Character", which is partially related to the problem. Each frame is also full-width, which considering the reduced size of the graphics, indicates an unusual customisation that may also be affecting behaviour, although this would seem less-likely.

By default, graphics and frames are inserted with "To Paragraph" anchoring, which is more useful as each graphic or frame is usually an object large enough to deserve its own paragraph. I can see the problem, in the sense that if I place the cursor at the end of the document, type ENTER to create a new paragraph, and then Insert > Picture > From File... it forces figure 4 from page 2 to page 3. This behaviour appears to be a regression from the v3.4 series.

Even taking this change in anchoring into account though the other half of this problem is the manner in which frames are handled. There are many problems with frames in LO and they are (currently) treated somewhat differently for breaking purposes from other objects. The workaround is to either manually manage breaking for frames or to set captions as plain text (not in a frame) and anchor graphics to this paragraph. I tend to use the second method.

It is a shame IMO that inserting a caption automatically results in a frame wrapper. With the correct style setting a frame wrapper is unnecessary and merely serves to complicate a document.

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I am not sure what this means (perhaps this is locale-specific for "As Character")?

Yes, "As Character".

P_Aleksandrov gravatar imageP_Aleksandrov ( 2014-01-05 12:39:29 +0200 )edit

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