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On Thu, 2012-02-16 at 11:00 -0500, Ethan Swint wrote:

On 2/16/2012 5:34 AM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
Have you had any luck in fixing the issue?  If not then it might be 
good to post a new question to the Users List or perhaps just make a 
comment in the old thread to "bump the thread".  I guess you have 
already found documentation?
Regards from
Tom :)


Thanks for the reply - I've read the documentation, but the options 
described there just aren't cutting it for me. I was hoping that there 
was a more advanced anchoring interface that wasn't visible by default.

For now, I'm still anchored to the page and have to move all of my 
graphics when the edits change the placement of the text reference. 
Pretty painful! It would be easier even if I could just get at the 
underlying XML data, a la InkScape, to be able to make my changes in the 
anchoring location.


     If you want to work with the xml, copy your document and rename it
replacing the .odt to .zip. (test.odt is renamed as The file
you want is the content.xml.


--- On *Tue, 14/2/12, Ethan Swint /<>/* wrote:

    From: Ethan Swint <>
    Subject: [libreoffice-users] Frames & anchoring in a technical report
    Date: Tuesday, 14 February, 2012, 17:00

    I've been frustrated with my experience trying to anchor frames
    (containing figures and captions). What I'd really like to do is
    anchor a frame to a character (which refers to the frame's
    contents), but not force a large white space on the page if the
    anchor character and the frame don't fit on the same page.  In
    other words,
    A) Obtain the reference character's Y coordinates, Cy
    B) Obtain the frame's Y dimension, Fy
    C) Obtain the text area's Y dimension, Py
    C) If Py- Fy > Cy, place frame at bottom of character's page
    D) else, place frame at top of page following character's page

    Is this possible with LO Writer? What I've been forced to do at
    this point is to anchor the frame to the page, then move all of
    the frames in the document when my edits move text.


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