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Thank you so much!   I love it that I finally found out how to ask a
question!   Most other sites don't respond at all.

I will try the "anchor to page".   I didn't understand that at first.   I
still don't know what the other anchors do.   And no, I can't do anything
inside the image I paste - text or not.   But sometimes all I can do is use
Grab as "copy" doesn't work on PDFs.

I really like Open Source programs.   And I love LibreOffice.   Well, now
that my problems are being solved!

Thanks again!

Wanda Moore

On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 8:38 PM, Steve Edmonds

On 2012-03-15 14:13, Wanda Moore wrote:

I have scoured the site to find where I can ask a question, but I couldn't
find it.  ( I tried the mailing list, but I got about 100 emails within a
couple days, and all repeating over and over. )

I have Mac OS X and have been trying to use LibreOffice for a year at
least.  I can't find out why the documents keep changing on me.  I "save"
everything I do, but when I come back to it, it is all mixed up.  I home
school and use this program every day.  I have spent hours redoing page
after page and it will still mess up.  Some text will disappear.  I have
downloaded PDF files and tried to copy/paste exercises for my kids, but
even though it is available for us to do that, it will not stay put on the

I couldn't find any trouble shooting help, either, and I had a hard time
understanding the instructions.  The language is too technical and not
clear to me.

I do a lot of copying and pasting using different methods, but that
change anything.  Even if I just highlight a portion of text and click
"copy" and then "paste" it into a LO document, it will move.  I also use a
"Grab" addon tool and that moves around, too.

I have always used a .doc format, but I don't know what is best anymore.
didn't have problems like this with Linux.  Please help me with this
problem.  No one I know even uses this program so I have no one else to

Thank you so much in advance for any help you can give me!

Wanda Moore

With the Grab tool it grabs a screen image, like Ksnapshot or the windows
snip tool, so you are probably pasting an image into your document. These
can move around and you need to look at the Anchor and Wrap
characteristics. You may find that anchor to page and no wrap suit your

Copying from a PDF can be as an image or as text. Can you edit the text
you copy from the PDF. If not it is probably an image and you should treat
it as for Grab above.


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