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2014-05-05 03:37:28 +0200 answered a question How can a text frame background made transparent?

You can make an ordinary Text Frame transparent as follows (in LO 4.1.3.2):

  1. Select the frame (e.g. with Control-click near an edge or corner of the frame)
  2. Rightclick->Frame...

In the Frame properties dialog, click the Background tab. Set the Background color to White (or some other color). Then set the "Transparency" selector to the % you want, e.g. 100% to make frame completely transparent.

Note that the Background color must be set to something (not "No Fill") for transparency to be enabled.

2014-01-13 01:38:47 +0200 commented answer How to delete unwanted Styles and Formatting options in LibreOffice?

Doesn't work for me either - with Libre Office 4.1.3.2 In the Style widget, rightclick on a paragraph style that I just created myself (so not from a template), select "Delete..." and press Enter; nothing whatsoever happens. No confirmation dialog, nothing!

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2013-06-04 01:16:17 +0200 commented answer Draw: What is the space outside the page edge good for (and how to get rid of it)?

A very practical problem is that if the .odg file is imported as an OLE object into another document such as a spreadsheet, the imported drawing includes all that extra space; it seems to be impossible to remove it or move the drawing so the extra space is off-screen (or off-page). So there is not way to put the drawing in the center of the page (or cell, if spreadsheet) in the importing document.

2013-06-04 01:13:24 +0200 commented question Draw: What is the space outside the page edge good for (and how to get rid of it)?

It's just like in your screenshot (except I'm set up to display in inches and my paper size is US Letter). The "canvas" extends way beyond the left and right edge of the page. In your case the canvas looks to start at something like minus 504pt and ends off the right (obscured in screenshot).

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2013-05-15 01:56:48 +0200 asked a question Draw: What is the space outside the page edge good for (and how to get rid of it)?

Two related questions about the Draw canvas size:

  1. Draw displays a drawing area (I'll call it "canvas") much larger than the page size configured at Format->Page. For example, I see an 8½ x 11 page, with margins inside that, but the canvas extends from minus 9 inches on the left to 16½ inches to the right, and similarly in the vertical axis. What does this "outside the page" area represent? What is it good for?

  2. Can the size of the canvas be configured, e.g., to match the page size? The main reasons I want to do that are so that zoom-in won't make the page fly entirely off-screen, and so the scroll bars will disappear if the window is large enough to show the entire page.

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2012-04-04 02:51:01 +0200 asked a question How to NOT connect to a running instance

I want to convert files from a script using command line options, for example:

   libreoffice --headless --invisible --convert-to csv file.xls

This works only if Libre Office is not currently running interactively.

For example, if localc was run (on an unrelated document), then the above shell command silently fails to have any effect.

I suspect the command connects to the pre-existing interactive instance. How can I prevent this, forcing the command to use an independently started instance?

(or any other way to make the command work reliably, whether or not LO is already running)