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I gave this a go when I worked on chapter 11 of the Writer guide. I renamed all the graphics as Ch11Figx. Those graphics not in a figure I called Ch11pagex-1,-2 and so on. Re-reading the work I decided to add another two figures at position Fig 14. All the graphics following that insertion point, except the last two in the document, renamed themselves as graphicsx. Strangely non of the in-line graphics past the insertion point, Ch11pagex, changed name. I backed off at this point and left it as it was, thinking that I was creating too much work for the rewards.

On 23/12/2011 17:47, Hazel Russman wrote:
In several user guides, we advise users to give their graphics useful names rather than sticking 
with the default Graphic1, etc. Yet we don't follow this advice ourselves!

If graphics were given easily recognisable names (for example numbered graphics being called Fig1, Fig2, 
etc., and inline graphics things like FooIcon), then it would be much easier to handle the "disappearing 
graphics" problem. The initial .odt file could be copied and unzipped, and if any graphics were not 
shown in Writer, they could be retrieved from the graphics subdirectory and displayed alongside with a simple 
display program like xv, feh or eog. This would make editing/proofing much easier.

Even if the file was actually stripped of graphics on saving (as shown by a drastic reduction in 
its size), the graphics themselves would be safe and could be zipped and uploaded along with the 
text file.

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