# How do I set a full page background in Writer?

I'm trying to set an image from gallery as page background. It should cover the full page as it's intended to be printed as a book. Any time I set an image as background, it only covers the area inside margins but not the whole page. I'm using LibreOffice 5.0. I've tried the solutions posted here and others found on Google, but they don't work.

Is there any way to set an image as full page background? Thanks in advance!

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I'm using LibreOffice 5.0


Your problem was solved in LO version 6.x, but there is a bug in it, see discussion on https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/questi...

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LibreOffice 5.x and earlier and Apache OpenOffice

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For an image background for entire pages insert an image in page | background, set page margins to 0 (each) and set page borders margins to acceptable amount (could be 2 cm each). It will work. Choose Stretched for image, choose -none- for type of border. In LO it should be possible not to define type of border (so it will not show but have the desired effect).

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Question to OP: Why not update to at least LO 5.4.7 or LO 6.2.8.2?

( 2019-12-25 20:32:07 +0200 )edit

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Insert > Media > Gallery > (on the right side you see tool panels, from there choose background) > right-click on the background image from the drop-down menu > inset image as -page background > select the image on the page in the work area > right-click > send-to-back.

And you are all set!

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This one work perfectly for me:

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