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Cannot insert image onto page

Postby nonenonenone » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:15 am

No matter what I do, I cannot create an Oo Writer page with this image on it. I have tried to attach it to this forum, but get an error message file is too big.
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Re: cannot get onto page

Postby robleyd » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:38 am

Perhaps you could upload the image to a file sharing service and post the link here? Also, it would help if you can explain what you have tried, and what happened when you attempt to insert the image.

You may wish to read [Tutorial] Some useful hints on using images which has much helpful information about adding images to documents.
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Re: cannot get onto page

Postby nonenonenone » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:43 am

robleyd wrote:Perhaps you could upload the image to a file sharing service and post the link here? Also, it would help if you can explain what you have tried, and what happened when you attempt to insert the image.

You may wish to read [Tutorial] Some useful hints on using images which has much helpful information about adding images to documents.


Thank you for your kindness and time.
I am trying to do ONE project.
Not get a Doctorate Degree in Open Office.
Sorry, not trying to be rude, but the page you linked me to would take about six hours to understand even superficially.
I just want to know how to achieve MY GOAL, My Project, not how to do Everything in Oo.
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Re: cannot get onto page

Postby robleyd » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:01 am

Well, if you aren't prepared to at least tell us what you have tried and give a sample image, I'm afraid we are left to guessing. And I'm not good at guessing games so I won't pursue this topic further.

Perhaps some other software might suit your needs better?
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Re: cannot get onto page

Postby Bill » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:32 am

nonenonenone wrote:No matter what I do...

This phrase and "I've tried everything..." are two phrases that are totally useless when trying to solve a problem. If you expect someone to help you, you must provide information about what you tried. Otherwise, this topic could take days and endless guessing to get to a solution.
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Re: Cannot get onto page

Postby Hagar Delest » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:11 am

For the record, similar discussion by OP here: Should I be doing this in Draw or Writer?
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Re: Cannot get onto page

Postby RoryOF » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:04 pm

Turn on /View /Non printing characters. Go to the very top of the text area of your first page and click there, so that your cursor is the very first thing on the page. Now /Insert /Manual Break, check the radio button beside Page break, and drop the Style selector to First Page. Press OK. A new page will appear before your existing page(s).

Now click cursor on that new page; you should see "First Page" appear about 1/4 way across in the Status bar (bottom bar) of the OO Window - it was probably previously showing "Default". Your cursor is now on the first page, which is using First Page style. /Format /Page, select Background tab, and drop the As selector to Graphic; the window will change to permit you to select your graphic file. You can change margins on the Page tab of Format Page to increase the area occupied by your image; you may have to click on it and pull the green handles to resize..

 Edit: The /View /Non printing characters display does not print. Many doing major composition/editing in Writer will have it turned on all the time. The same command turns the display off. It can also be accessed by pressing the toolbar button showing the Pilcrow (Backwards P). 
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