Hi Dave,

Dave schrieb:
Hi Regina,

On 11.10.2016 16:40, Regina Henschel wrote:
Hi Dave,

Dave schrieb:
Hi Folks,

Is there a way of inserting or pasting an image into a Writer text box,
similar to images in an MS Word text box.?

Is there a special reason why you want to use a text box instead of a

Kind regards

OK! More information. I am in the process of migrating a small
organisation from MSO and have been successfully fielding all the usual
"what about" questions. However, there is one individual (there is
always at least one) who is pushing hard against the migration.

The subject line of this email was a question I was asked and my
response was much the same as yours. The counter argument then was "You
can multiple select and auto-align text boxes in Word, but you cannot do
that with Writer frames."

Which LibreOffice version do you use? LibreOffice is going to get a new feature: A text box in a custom shape. It gets improved over time and in the current build from master (http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/master/) it is already usable.

You can draw a custom shape rectangle and from the context menu add a "text box". Double click the rectangle to go into the text box. You should be able to enter some text. This text box has features similar to a frame and you can insert an image into it (and table and equation e.g.). Of cause you need to adapt the rectangle size to its content. Set the background color and the line to "none" to make the rectangle itself invisible.

This object is a draw-object and therefore you can multiselect it together with other such objects and align them.

Create a docx document in Word, not in compatibility mode but in OOXML mode, and insert two text fields, which are linked. Fill them and style them. Then open this document in current LibreOffice. You will notice, that the text fields from Word are converted to a shape with text box. And even the flow of the text from the text box in one shape to the text box in the other shape works.

The UI in LO is not finished in regard to this feature, and therefore creating such things from scratch has some quirks. But it shows the direction of the development in LibreOffice and might help you to convince this person.

This is an extension feature of LibreOffice and not available in strict ODF 1.2. But if they don't care about ODF, they can use the feature already.

Kind regards

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