How do I get rid of a permanent select mode (crossed arrow icon) preventing editing of the image?

An .odg drawing needs to be added to regularly but when I open it for editing, the cursor is a permanent “select” icon (crossed arrows) which prevents me from adding text or editing the image graphics. How can I exit this mode and return to normal editing operations. My other Draw images do not have this problem.
When I click inside the image, the entire image is selected. and ‘image selected’ appears on the taskbar. I cannot work on individual parts of the drawing (it is a family tree display)
I tried LeroyG’s suggestion - selected the image - ‘image selected’ is on the status bar, but find that Menu-Shape-Break is greyed out and cannot be selected.
8/1/21: I think I have figured out the problem. I had exported the original .odg file as a .jpg file for emailing to somebody, then later I opened the .jpg in LibreOffice (instead of opening the original .odg file) and afterwards LibreOffice saved it as a 'odg file. When asked to overwrite the original .odg file, I stupidly agreed. which left me with an .odg file which I could open but not edit in LibreOffice. That is, I think, what happened. So - sorry for the bother - and thanks.

Maybe there is a shape or an image in the background. Can you confirm it? Just click when the move pointer appear, and let us know what it say in the second field of the status bar.

Tested with LibreOffice 6.4.7.2/7.0.4.2 (x86); OS: Windows 6.1.


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@Jleydn: Can’t you upload a your file (here in the ask site or - if too large - on a file hoster)? I upvoted you so it should be possible to use this ask site…

@Grantler, There is no need to upvote a question for the OP to opload files. User with karma of 1 can do it.

@Jleydn, What happen if you move the background? Other objects remain in place? Can you select other objects with the tab key?

Select the image, choose menu Shape - Break, unselect (click ouside).

You should now be able to work with individual parts (if any) of the image.

Tested with LibreOffice 6.4.7.2 (x86); OS: Windows 6.1.


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