[Solved] Easy way to replace one picture with another?

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[Solved] Easy way to replace one picture with another?

Postby Jeff Root » Wed May 13, 2020 7:34 pm

I may have been using MS Word when I saw an easy way to
replace a picture with another. My old and new pictures
have the same dimensions, so if a replace function exists
in Open Office Writer, I will use it rather than deleting
the existing image, inserting a new one, and adjusting
the scale and border to match the old picture.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis
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Re: Easy way to replace one picture with another?

Postby Hagar Delest » Wed May 13, 2020 7:39 pm

I also use the replace picture feature in MS Word but I've never seen anything similar in AOO so far.
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Re: Easy way to replace one picture with another?

Postby MrProgrammer » Wed May 13, 2020 9:28 pm

Jeff Root wrote:My old and new pictures have the same dimensions, so if a replace function exists in Open Office Writer, I will use it rather than deleting the existing image, inserting a new one, and adjusting the scale and border to match the old picture.
Select the picture. Then replace it with Insert → Picture → From file.

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Re: Easy way to replace one picture with another?

Postby Hagar Delest » Wed May 13, 2020 11:07 pm

Wow, so trivial! :lol:
Works also with the icon when the command is on the toolbar.
Size of the original pic is kept however. In MS Word, it keeps the width and it adjusts the height IIRC to keep the new pic size ratio.
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