Align footer to absolute bottom of page

asked 2015-10-02 18:42:13 +0200

LibreOfficeChair gravatar image

updated 2015-10-15 17:22:15 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I have a MS word document that I saved to .odt. Next I opened this document in libreoffice and all seemed almost perfect. The only thing that I can't fix, is the footer.

It's a table with 3 columns. The middle column is populated with page numbers and the right column shows the url to a website. This is all normal stuff so nothing fancy. The problem is I also have an image attached to the bottom (and top) of the page to make it look prettier. The footer text (white color) should float over the image but instead it floats above the image and thus doesn't show up (white text on white page background).

I tried to adjust page margins and footer table properties (also margin - bottom margin 0!), aligned text to bottom. Now the text just floats partially over my image so I feel it should be possible somehow to get the text even more down but I've ran out of obvious options. Anything more I could do?

I have attached my file here:

As requested I also added version info:

$> uname -a
Linux anonymous 4.2.3-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Oct 3 18:52:50 CEST 2015 x86_64 GNU/Linux
$> libreoffice --version
LibreOffice 00m0(Build:2)
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Please edit you Q to include LO version + OS. That will also raise your Q back to the top of the pile :) .

Alex Kemp gravatar imageAlex Kemp ( 2015-10-07 14:28:21 +0200 )edit

Thanks for your suggestion, I changed my question and added the requested information.

LibreOfficeChair gravatar imageLibreOfficeChair ( 2015-10-15 10:35:08 +0200 )edit

That so-called ODT is a zip file with a different name. Folks using Windows are very familiar with such files (crypto-locker). Attach it here as an odt. I'll give you the necessary Karma to do that.

Alex Kemp gravatar imageAlex Kemp ( 2015-10-15 17:32:01 +0200 )edit

Alex, thanks for the karma. This is getting strange, I saved it as .odt on libreoffice. Now the header/footer disappeared... that sucks. Is there a way to export the images used in header/footer from the old document? Then I can start from scratch in a new "pure" libreoffice document.

LibreOfficeChair gravatar imageLibreOfficeChair ( 2015-10-16 09:37:22 +0200 )edit

Where's the file attached as an ODT?

Alex Kemp gravatar imageAlex Kemp ( 2015-10-16 15:28:52 +0200 )edit