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Insert image onto page not into shape

PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:29 pm
by janetmyatt
Hi, I'm having problems inserting an image into a document. OO keeps putting the image into the rectangle already on the page even though it's not selected. I want to place the image on top of the rectangle not in it. Also, I am trying to change the dimensions of the canvas from square to rectangle. So, I've made a new document with rectangular dimensions, but OO keeps reverting the image to a square. Any advice?
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Example of what I don't want.
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I want to overlay this image onto the rectangle gradient
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Re: Insert image onto page not into shape

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:45 am
by keme
I recall that this was an issue with a previous version. Didn't tvink that it was as late as 4.1.2, but if that is what you are using you could solve it by downloading the most recent version.

I believe that this happened when there was only one object in your drawing. Try to insert a dummy object before the image, then delete the dummy again.

Re: Insert image onto page not into shape

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:13 am
by Lupp
keme wrote:I believe that this happened when there was only one object in your drawing. Try to insert a dummy object before the image, then delete the dummy again.
I tried with V4.1.5 and two rectangles in the first slide/page. The inserted picture replaced the second shape (or its area).

Another workaround: Create a second slide/page (empty) as an intermediate place for imported pictures. Cut them then and paste them to where you want.