I would think this is an extremely common need, so I’m surprised that I can’t find an easy solution. Hopefully, I’m just missing something! I need to create document templates that include two or three images on each page, and I would think the best (only?) place to put them is in the page styles… but Writer does not allow me to put images anywhere in the page style.
Consider a “company letterhead” example. The first page of each letter (using “First Page” page style) has a large company logo in the top left corner, and a bigger top margin (say, 2") to ensure that text is adequately separated from the image. All other pages (using “Default Page” page style) have a smaller company logo, also in the top left corner, and a regular 1" top margin. All pages have a wide ribbon-type image at the bottom of the page, with perhaps a decorative graphic, the company motto, and the company address, website, etc.
If these images can be placed into the page style, any number of business paper formats can be easily handled and laid out. But for now, one has to manually set up the images in the header and footer, or simply anchored to the page and sent to back, and the user can easily mess them up unwittingly while editing content. And that does not help at all if different page styles (like a landscape-oriented page with charts on it, or a page style with a dark background or a different version of the logo) require different placement and type/size of images. I can get what I want on each document manually, but I can’t build it into a template so the images are automatically applied and placed when the desired page style is selected.
What I’m trying to do is simply the digital equivalent of having letterhead stationery, and envelope labels, and all sorts of other stuff, made up at a print shop and then printing my text on the special paper. Is there a way to do this so that changing the page style smoothly and automatically changes the images that are part of the page layout? If not, how do I submit a feature request? Thanks in advance!