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asked 2016-07-05 17:01:03 +0200

JPC gravatar image

I've had a series of problems with images in writer. The latest version is that they all disappear. I save and close the document normally. Upon reopening it, they're all gone.

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answered 2016-09-02 15:44:43 +0200

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Your question does not specify whether images are actually deleted or just invisible. In my case, I get occasionally invisible images. For me, this has only happened with images inside tables which in turn are inside frames, and it has happened ever since I can remember (now I am using LibreOffice version 5.1). Since those images are always set to anchor "as character", all I need to do to force an update is select them with shift and arrow keys (selecting their whole cells) and change the settings of spacing of their paragraphs (context-menu -> paragraph) to anything. After that I revert the paragraph settings. I have just tested this now because Google did not give me any answer, only your question.

P.S.: shapes like arrows and rectangles disappear when I copy-paste them with ctrl+mouse drag inside tables which are inside frames, and that is not occasional, it is always. Those are also probably just invisible, but I can't get to them. So for that I just do ctrl+Z to ensure their deletion and remember to use ctrl+c, ctrl+v (which fails only sometimes, not always)

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Thanks for your help. This just happened again: they are completely deleted. They are not invisible. This is days of work. The images are all of the same type. They are all anchored as characters--some of them in tables, some in the text

JPC gravatar imageJPC ( 2016-11-22 15:11:15 +0200 )edit

That sounds like a bug, bugs aren't discussed here.

floris v gravatar imagefloris v ( 2018-06-21 18:40:34 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-06-21 15:57:46 +0200

Same problem here. Mac os 10.11.6, Libreoffice

Inserting PNG or JPG into writer Document: Drag and Drop or Menu Insert --> select file. Anchoring to character or to paragraph Saving the file: The file size goes up. reopening the file: the Image has disappeared. Saving the file again: The file size goes back to the level when it had no image. The image must have been deleted during opening.

A bug?

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On this board, "answers" have to be just that, an offered solution, not a repetition of the original problem.

floris v gravatar imagefloris v ( 2018-06-21 18:39:04 +0200 )edit
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