Inserting Images into Calc - Foreground / Background Issue

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Inserting Images into Calc - Foreground / Background Issue

Postby rah » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:08 pm

I am trying to work with images in Calc to use as backgrounds to text for highlighting and emphasizing.

I can get the effects I want by placing the graphic over the cell I have my text in and then use the "Arrange - To Background" command to get the image behind the cell text. This works fine accept it seems to be a one way function. Once I have sent an image to the background, it's unselectable. The only way I have been able to get it back is to Undo the Arrange - To Background" command. If I need to move, resize or remove the graphic at a later time, I'm out of luck.

I tried using Navigator to see if the graphic was still somewhere in the file but I couldn't find it. The Calc Help File show a "To Foreground" command but if you can't select the object, you can't use it.

What am I missing?
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Re: Inserting Images into Calc - Foreground / Background Iss

Postby acknak » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:51 pm

Did you try selecting it with the graphics selection tool--the arrow at the left of the Drawing toolbar?

I can also select it from the Navigator by double-clicking on the item name (under "Graphics").
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Re: Inserting Images into Calc - Foreground / Background Iss

Postby rah » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:23 pm

Thanks. Who knew there was a "graphics" selection tool?!?!

I had inserted an ellipse graphic into my spreadsheet. There's no sign of it in Navigator that I could find. However, if you highlight the ellipse and select "Name" from the contextual menu and name it say "Ellipse", then Ellipse shows up under the "Drawings Objects" in Navigator.
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Re: Inserting Images into Calc - Foreground / Background Iss

Postby jrm_12345 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:36 pm

I cant get this. Can u please help me?
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Re: Inserting Images into Calc - Foreground / Background Iss

Postby coray80 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:26 am

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