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Hi :)
Word definitely allows "Anchor to Paragraph" but not the better choice for this sort of thing which 
was the one you chose.  "Anchor to Page" makes a mess in Word.  

Sorry chap, i thought the .doc was created in LO and then wouldn't display properly in Word.  Each 
version of Word has a slightly different implementation of the .doc format.  It helps push people 
into buying the same version that the majority of people they do business with use, and then pushes 
them into upgrading around the time everyone else does too.  It has settled down a lot now that 
it's not the main format being pushed by MS which is why it's such a great one to use to share 
documents at the moment.  Odt will eventually take over but it might take a while.  

It is possible to pseudo-install LibreOffice on a usb-stick so that you can use your version with 
your settings on any machine you plug the stick into (assuming it's running some variant of 

There are quite a few OpenSource apps that can be pseudo installed in this way so that they don't 
really touch the system much and don't raise any flags with the IT Department.  
Regards from
Tom :)  

From: Bjørn K Nilssen <>
Sent: Thursday, 8 November 2012, 15:02
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] LO to .doc with background image?

On Thu, 08 Nov 2012 15:41:24 +0100, Tom Davies <> wrote:

Hi :)
Perhaps the problem is in Word?  There are a few different options.
1.  Tell the client that Writer is more of a desktop publishing package than Word and allows 
greater sophistication in layout.  Then give the client the link so they can download and 
install LibreOffice on their systems.

Well, the fact that LO can't read the .doc with the background in place doesn't make it likely 
that the .doc file is kosher?
BTW, they are not allowed to install anything by themselves, so I guess LO is out of the question 
Unless they could get a permission ie...

2.  Post a bug-report against Word and see the response from MS.  (I don't think it is possible 
for non-MS staff to post bug-reports about MS products but it might be).
3.  Word doesn't support all the different types of Anchor points for images and also might not 
support the wrap options and layering.  I suspect it's the Anchor Point that is creating the 
problem this time.  Right-click on the image and change the Anchor Point from "To Page" to 
something Word can handle such as "To Paragraph".  You might then need to re-position the image.

Maybe it's the anchoring then?
I used anchor-to-page.
What are the allowed anchor types in Word then?


Regards from
Tom :)

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