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Push photo to background

PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:02 pm
by tspco
I have been trying to make a picture postcard, apparently you can either have text or a photo, not both.
How do I have both, a photo in the background and text over said photo?
Is this even doable?
Getting real frustrated.

Re: puag photo to background

PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:21 pm
by John_Ha
See Anchor and Wrap options in [Tutorial] Some useful hints on using images or in Chapter 8 - Working with Graphics in the manual.

You will find much useful information in the Writer FAQ, the Writer Tutorials, the up to date Writer guide and the Writer Manual. May I suggest you bookmark the pages.

Press F1 to access the Help screen and search for your problem

The chapter headings in the manual are:

1 - Introducing Writer
2 - Setting up Writer
3 - Working with Text
4 - Formatting Pages
5 - Printing, Exporting, Faxing and E-Mailing
6 - Introduction to Styles
7 - Working with Styles
8 - Working with Graphics
9 - Working with Tables
10 - Working with Templates
11 - Using Mail Merge
12 - Tables of Contents, Indexes and Bibliographies
13 - Working with Master Documents
14 - Working with Fields
15 - Using Forms in Writer
16 - Customizing Writer – Keyboard shortcuts.

When a pop-up window opens, click the Help button for extensive help on that function - it is often more comprehensive than the manual.

Re: puag photo to background

PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:44 pm
by Bill
Works for me using AOO 4.1.6. I don't know if it works with OOo 3.2. Clicking on the graphic will select the graphic. You may need to press ESC to select the text layer.

Re: push photo to background

PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:23 pm
by tspco
2019-03-20_081549-1.jpg
It doesn't work, this is what I get

Re: puag photo to background

PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:26 pm
by tspco
I also updated my profile to show Win 10 OOO v4.1.5

Re: puag photo to background

PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:51 pm
by John_Ha
See file.

Read about the Wrap option in the tutorial.

Clipboard02.gif

Re: puag photo to background

PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:52 pm
by tspco
I will look at it, what I need to so is "simply" place the text on a photo background, the photo background is 100% behind the text. I do have other ways to do it, but it is not as precise, when using the table etc.

Re: push photo to background

PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:40 pm
by John_Ha
Learn how to use the Wrap option.

Re: push photo to background

PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:35 pm
by Bill
tspco wrote:...what I need to so is "simply" place the text on a photo background, the photo background is 100% behind the text.

Options for an object can commonly be found by right-clicking the object. Right-click the picture and move the mouse pointer over each of the options shown in the context menu. Wrap is the feature that enables the behavior of text around pictures, so you should find the "In background" setting when you hover the mouse pointer over "Wrap".