Can a background graphic extend beyond margins?

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Can a background graphic extend beyond margins?

Postby Ironhorn » Wed May 16, 2018 5:11 am

Specifically because, when I export to PDF, it exports the entire document, and I end up with a white boarder around my pages
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Re: Can a background graphic extend beyond margins?

Postby Zizi64 » Wed May 16, 2018 6:47 am

No, it is not possible.

But there are some tricks to create a pdf with full size backgroung picture.

1.: Create a document without background picture, and export it to PDF format. Then create an one page document with zero margins, and with a picture on the page. Export it to PDF format. Then use a third party PDF manager software (like the free PDFTK) put a watermark (background picture) into each page of the first pdf file, by usage of the second pdf file as "watermark file".

2.: Use zero margins in your new, empty document with the picture in the background. (Create a user defined Page Style for this). Then create and apply a Frame on each page (by usage a user defined Frame style. Put the text into the frames. Export the document into PDF format.
(I know it: It is not too comfortable solution, because the text can not flow automatically between the frames/pages in this case... But you can use all of the formatting propeties inside the Frames.)

The Zero margin will work on the displays only. The most of the printers can not print a document with zero margin values
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Re: Can a background graphic extend beyond margins?

Postby John_Ha » Wed May 16, 2018 10:07 am

1. Insert an image, stretch it to the page edges. Set Wrap to In background. it is easiest to remove the image while typing and add it when the document is finished.
2. search the forum for watermark - most printers can add an image as background when printing.
3. see Full page background image

See [Tutorial] Some useful hints on using images for a discussion on how best to handle images in Writer.
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