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asked 2012-08-04 08:53:25 +0200

jvh gravatar image

updated 2015-10-17 16:09:41 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Some years ago OO used to offer textured backgrounds. Currently when I try Format->Page->Background->As Graphic->Browse there are no options to choose from.

$HOME/.config/libreoffice/3/user/gallery/ isn't actually empty, but none of those files passes the Browse filter.

Do I need to install a separate package? Is there a site for downloading graphics files?

I'm running LibreOffice on Kubuntu 12.04.

Thanks, -jvh

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answered 2012-08-04 17:27:31 +0200

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updated 2012-08-04 17:36:49 +0200

Indeed, there was before a folder where you could chose some textured backgrounds. There is a package you should install, which is openclipart-libreoffice but AFAIK there is no textured background in it. However, there are many sites you can use for graphic resources.

  1. This one for textured background :
  2. And this one for high quality clip arts :

EDIT : ok, I just found another way. Go to Tools > Gallery. In the newly opened frame, select "Backgrounds". Right-click on the one you want, and then Add > Background > Page

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Bingo! That's got it. Tools --> Gallery <right-click> Insert --> Background --> Page

Hidden in plain sight. (Very well hidden.) Much appreciated! -jvh

jvh gravatar imagejvh ( 2012-08-05 06:29:25 +0200 )edit

So, if you wish, you can mark my answer as correct. ;)

hyogapag gravatar imagehyogapag ( 2012-08-05 14:08:28 +0200 )edit

answered 2012-08-04 19:16:46 +0200

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updated 2012-08-04 19:22:22 +0200

That works for me (on Windows) via
Format → Page → Background → As Graphic → Browse...
→ Program_Files\LibreOffice_3.5\share\gallery\www-back.

@hyogapag: Tools → Gallery... works fine, too. :)

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