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       Thanks; that makes sense.

       Wow, with the help of this list, I might make it from the
middle-ground to the nerd status anon  ;-)

On Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 9:02 PM, Andrew Brager <> wrote:

Sounds like whatever is displaying the image isn't being initialized
properly for whatever reason. "Reopening" it allows that function to
execute with the proper parameters.  To sit on the page in the proper place
the coordinates of the image would have to be known and set properly. If
the images are "stacking" then they're all getting the same set of
coordinates.  The trick is to figure out why.

For the laymen... the best analogy I can think of is to picture an
assembly line, with a conveyor belt.  Empty bottles sit on the conveyor
belt.  When you start the conveyor belt and the associated machinery that
fills the bottles with some liquid, the bottles are not aligned properly so
when the filling nozzle starts pouring liquid it misses the bottle opening
by just enough that it sprays onto the belt and spills over onto the floor.
By restarting the machinery at the exact moment that the bottles are
properly aligned it "fixes" the problem.

Kind of a lame analogy but like I say, the best I can think of at the

On 7/27/2012 4:58 PM, anne-ology wrote:


        I've found a simple way to sometimes 'find' these hidden images is
to minimize the window file ...
           then when you 're-open' it, these images appear;

        I think this is one of the mysteries of the electronic age -
           if anyone has a reason for this phenomenon, I'm listening as
as it's in layman's terms  ;-)

On Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 8:02 AM, Tom Davies <>

Hi :)

I've often found that even tho images appear to have vanished they are
still really there somewhere.  That gives at least 2 opportunities;
1.  Edit and save without trying to find the images and then see if the
images apparently re-appear in the right places when the edited file is
opened back in MS Office 2007/2010
2.  Hunt around the edges of the pages and move any images you do find
anywhere to see if the other images have been hidden underneath as they
tend to get piled-up on-top of each other.

Regards from
Tom :)

From: Jay Lozier <>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Writer loses format of MSOffice2007-Doc
(watermark, embedded image, format etc)
Date: Friday, 27 July, 2012, 13:50

On 07/27/2012 03:28 AM, Miriyala, Vasu wrote:

Hi Forum,

Appreciate your pointers or help on how to open the MS office word files

in writer while retaining the format of original intact. Currently Libre
when opening MSOffice-word2007 docs loses water mark, embedded image,
images inserted thru "insert features of word 2007" etc

Thanks, Vasu

 I generally have success accurately opening docx format files.
Occasionally I get one that I have to open MSO and convert to doc (2003)
or ODF 1.0/1.1. Usually it is some graphic layout that causes the
problem. This is known issue with LO and AOO.

docx file conversions are occasionally difficult because MS is trying to
push their proprietary MS Office and makes open the file accurately

If you are using Linux, you might try Calligra Words (probably available
in your repository) to see if it is better at opening the file and
saving to odt.

Jay Lozier

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