My colleagues and I have to edit documents created by clients using MS Word. A constant issue is that the watermarks they create in Word would have some transparency applied there, but when opened in Writer the image is fully 100% opaque, which is quite an issue since we need to convert these files to PDF before sending them on to recipients, and the result doesn’t look good.
Is there any known way to workaround this issue? perhaps the problem is with my clients misconfiguring MS Word somehow?
Things I tried:
Googling. Found plenty of articles about creating transparent watermarks in Writer, with various methods for various versions, but we’d really like to stop recreating the watermarks manually every time.
Convincing clients to switch to Libre. Could not do, and frankly it seems hopeless.
Reporting this as a bug, got no attention.