In Writer pictures show in tiny size

Text document (as .doc) was created in OpenOffice with many pictures and under them text in CAPTION paragraph style.
Pictures were add by Insert > picture.
Only picture size attribute was modified in the Image property window.

Subsequently some work was done on the document in LibreOffice Writer and it was saved.
When I opened it again in LibreOffice all pictures are shown tiny.

See enclosed “image as show.jpg”
“Image property window.jpg” shows image size etc. properties.

C:\fakepath\Image as shown.jpg

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How can the photos be automatically or manually resized to size set in OpenOffice?

LibreOffice Windows 10.0 build 19042

Tried saving document as .odt. That didn’t help, but if I looked at a picture’s attributes and then closed the image size property window the picture was shown correctly in the document. Tried that with a few pictures. Same thing happened in the .doc version of the document.

The attributes were as follows:


Left: -4.02 Right: -4.02 top: -2.34 Bottom: -2.34
Image size Width: 3.5 Height: 2.04
Scale Width: 17% Height: 17%

This was annoying, but at least I know what to do in the future

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What is in Crop and Borders tabs? You may have a reduced version of the picture with padding space.

What happens if you save .odt after fixing the issue? Does it reopen correctly?

The combination of -17% and negative crops explains the aspect of the picture. Now how was it set so? I suspect some “glitch” in the conversion process.

You are right.
Since such settings are associated with all pictures this is probably a conversion bug.

Maybe the way to avoid this is to start with and save a blank document in .doc format and keep it that way.
I have to experiment with this to avoid future problems.

The current document is about 350 pages, so I have to expect some future problems.
At least it is easy to recover the intended picture size and looks.

Thank you very much for your help.