I’m final proofing a new version of a long document to make adjustments to the styles in order to give it better readability.
Some paragraphs have a margin icon which had been creating by pasting, anchored “to paragraph”, positioned “left page border” “from left” to 1 cm. All the icons are in a frame styled MarginIcon whose properties are exactly the same as those reported by
Picture.... The icon received the MarginIcon style after being pasted, dunno if this is important.
Since the document will be duplex printed, it will be more pleasant to have these icons in the outer margin. Displaying a double page (even page at left, odd page at right on the screen), I change the properties of MarginIcon to “Mirror on even pages”, “outer page border” and click OK.
Nothing happens, even after
Note: changing wrap spacing, colour, borders or background applies to all occurrences of MarginIcon but the Type-tab Position property seems to refuse any change though the fields display what is required.
But, if I select the icon and modify its properties with
Picture..., I get the desired result for that icon only.
Considering the number of icons to update, individual modification is not a practical solution unless this will fix some mistake of mine in formatting.
Why is the margin location change not effective? Are the icons set in some implicit unnamed frame which takes precedence on the styled frame (like direct formatting would do for text)?
In this latter case, why are the other changes effective?
What can I do to remedy the situation?
FWIW, LO version is 188.8.131.52; document was initially created under LO 3.x and heavily revised with LO 4.x.