At 08:30 01/12/2016 +0100, Dave Noname wrote:
At 00:19 01/12/2016 +, Carolyn Stokes wrote:
I have found that when trying to insert a picture, if I have
something on the page already especially a rectangle, it inserts
the pic into the shape instead of just overlaying it somewhere on
the document so that I can grab it and move it to where I want it
positioned. I ultimately have to delete the box and everything in
it to clear out the pic. How do I insert a pic without having that problem?
It sounds like you have the shape selected (ie. displaying the 8
green resizing handles) while inserting the picture. In which case
you should click outside the shape to deselect it, then insert the picture.
That's an obvious guess, but a bit of experimentation shows that this
is not the problem - or the solution. The problem is that inserting a
picture into a Draw drawing sometimes inserts the picture as the
background of an existing shape instead of as a separate graphic
entity. Yes, that's "sometimes", and I haven't found out exactly what
controls when Draw behaves either like this or as expected. It
doesn't seem necessarily to choose the most recently created or most
recently touched shape, for example. But it certainly goes wrong
sometimes (often?) *even when no shape is selected*.
An additional problem is that you don't even get the picture that you
wanted: because it is incorporated as a background, you may get a
part of the picture showing or a tiled repetition - or both.
This is clearly a bug, and was reported two years ago in version 4.1.0. See
https://bz.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=125181 . The release notes
for version 4.1.0 indicate that major changes were made in this area
for that version, so the bug will probably have been introduced then.
You may want to add your experience to the bug report, especially
since the bug clearly persists in version 4.1.3 and also if you
happen to be using a different operating system from the one (Mac OS)
A slightly messy but effective workaround is to create a fresh Draw
document, insert the picture there, and copy and paste it from there
into your real document - abandoning the temporary document. That is
only a few clicks and simpler than it sounds.
I trust this helps.
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