I am using OpenOffice 3.0.0
I recently created a 1-page document in Writer. This was to be sent out for comment so I included a "DRAFT" watermark. I did this by selecting the Text tool ("T" on the drawing tool bar), set the font size and color, and typed in DRAFT. After I positioned this object on the page I rotated it (select the text box, right click -> Position and Size, Rotation tab, set to -55 degrees), then set it in the background (right click ->Wrap -> In Background).
I have since incorporated the feedback into the document, but could not remove the background image. There just seems to be no sane way to select this watermark. I tried using the Selection tool (the Arrow on the Drawing toolbar), but that did not work if the page had text on it. I tried inserting a manual page break at the beginning, hoping all the text I wanted would be shifted to another page so that the watermark would be by itself, but the watermark shifted with the rest of the text - apparently it was anchored to Paragraph. I tried using the Document Navigator, but this object does not show up.
I was finally able to remove the watermark by (1) selecting most of the text on the page, (2) deleting it(!), (3) use the selection tool to create a large selection box that encompassed the watermark - I was able to select it! (4) setting the wrap to "Wrap Through" (5) pasting back in the text I cut out. At this point I was able to select the watermark and delete it.
Temporarily deleting text that you intend to keep is bad form. Is there a better way to remove an object like this?
OOo 3.0.X on Ms Windows XP + Linux