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Picture "description" has gone in LibreOffice!!

asked 2016-07-27 19:51:53 +0200

Horinius gravatar image

In OpenOffice, after we paste an image in a Writer document, we can right-click on the image and there's "Description..." in the context menu.

But in LibreOffice (I'm using, I can no longer find image descriptions! This is very bad regression.

I've always been using this in a lot of documents. If this image attribute is not going to come back, I think I'll stay away from LibreOffice and stick with OpenOffice.

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answered 2016-07-27 22:07:00 +0200

floris v gravatar image

That was moved, quite silly. Select the image, then Format - Description (far down on the menu).

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Actually it was always on Format menu just down one level in Format -> Object -> Description (or Name) and was moved up in the tree. There is also Format -> Image -> Properties, as well as the context menu Format -> Properties either access to the Options tab for Name, and Alternative text (the Tittle field from the Description dialog).

vsfoote gravatar imagevsfoote ( 2016-08-05 22:44:43 +0200 )edit

answered 2016-07-29 15:29:06 +0200

Horinius gravatar image

Wow! OMG! That is really really stupid!

I first thought you said it's "Format" on the context menu, but I've been there and didn't find it. Then I realized it's in Format menu! That means it's totally removed from context menu!

Why on Earth did they put it in "format*? It's a description, ie it's an attribute which has NOTHING to do with format!

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To be fair, I just found that Format (menu) > Description actually came from old version of OpenOffice, so it's nothing new in LibreOffice. It's just that I never looked in that place :D

Horinius gravatar imageHorinius ( 2016-07-30 08:00:06 +0200 )edit

answered 2016-07-27 21:55:35 +0200

RGB-es gravatar image

Did you try with right click → Insert caption?

(Unless my memory fails badly, the option have the same name on OpenOffice)

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Ups! It seems I misunderstood your question... Sorry. Floris gave the right answer.

RGB-es gravatar imageRGB-es ( 2016-07-27 23:40:58 +0200 )edit
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