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Hi :)I had not really noticed that because it was what i expected anyway.  I kinda like it this way 
because i right-click one pic go to "picture" change the size, anchor point, wrap, maybe add a url 
to make it clickable.  Then drag it away and grab the next pic.  So, i like it because i know where 
all the pics are and it help me track which i have done and which i haven't.  

There might be some mileage in working out how to use "position" in the same dialogue-box to move 
the pic to roughly the right position, or even exactly right spot if i ever knew that in advance.  

Has this behaviour changed in LO recently?  If it's always been like this then it's a feature 
request isn't it?  Otherwise it's a bug report and might help to find out which version changed the 

Regards from 
Tom :)  

From: Andrew Brown <>
To: Tim Lloyd <> 
Cc: "" <> 
Sent: Friday, 26 July 2013, 8:30
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Help with two issue I am finding in LO

Hi Tim

That's it, you got it, what I (and all of my customers using LO) are 

And this behaviour happens whether posting from the web or locally from 
the hard drive. What I find strange, is that if there is already a laid 
out document (locally), or a web page with text and pictures, they will 
cut/copy and paste correctly and lay out in the new document. LO seems 
to preserve (within reason for the different formats) the format of a 
previously created document.

This seems to only happen when one is creating a "new" document with 
text, and one wants to paste in images of any sort. And as I iterated in 
my post, if you choose too many images, it seems to stall and sometime 
crash LO Writer, I think because they are being stacked on top of each 
other, it causes a resource overflow (my opinion of what I think is 



On 26/07/2013 02:51 AM, Tim Lloyd wrote:
Hi Andrew,

I just had a look at the writer issue. Keeping it simple I downloaded 
2 images from the web into my downloads folder.

I opened a new writer document, went to my file browser and selected 
both images (FWIW a jpg & a gif). When I pasted into writer the 2nd 
image was pasted on top of the first. Is that what you see? I expected 
to see the images separated in some way.


On 07/25/2013 06:13 PM, Andrew Brown wrote:
Hi Tim

Ok, at least I have a comrade with the same observation and non 
function. Yes I am aware of the cell right click, but I suppose force 
of continuous habit on my behalf in using this in the input line, and 
a family raised from school level on MSO, as well as my wife very 
proficient in MSO, all pointed this out to me. So I find it not 
sufficient to leave it out, as I said it works in other versions of 
spreadsheet programs, so why not LO.

Have you tried the Writer issue I have, with pasting multiple images 
into it, try it. Another program non-feature/problem that needs to be 

Thanks for the feedback.

Andrew Brown

On 25/07/2013 09:50 AM, Tim Lloyd wrote:
Hi Andrew,

I agree regarding the calc issue. I tried this on under 
Fedora and portable under Windows. Neither allow you to 
right click on the input line. As you noted, CTRL-C works. So, I 
cranked up LO3.6.2.2 under XP. Same.

The only thing I noticed is that you can right click on the cell 
itself. No need to go up to the input line. I wonder if this is 
deemed to be sufficient.


On 07/24/2013 06:26 PM, Andrew Brown wrote:
Hi Everyone

Well this is now my turn to ask for some help, and to see if any of 
you have or are experiencing these issues. This applies to both my 
Windows version, and Ubuntu Raring versions of LO, so a common 
occurrence. And it has persisted since I migrated over to LO. Your 
responses will assist me before I send this as a bug report, 
missing feature.

In Calc, I cannot copy and paste any data content out of the input 
line at the top i.e. right click the mouse and copy using the now 
non existent drop down menu. This goes for an existing spreadsheet 
or creating a new one. In the past, not sure if it was early 
versions of LO Calc, or OOo Calc, but I could do this, no problems. 
I copy from a lot of pricelists and other similiar type 
spreadsheets, and paste into order sheets or directly into emails 
for my business, and I find now the only workaround is to highlight 
the content and Ctrl c to copy it, or using the menu "Edit". This 
needs to be looked at and added as a feature, or returned as a 
feature. MS Office Excel has always allowed this as well.

This next one is in Writer, and many of my clients have this issue 
as well, and I feel this is a major failure or feature exclusion. 
Writer cannot handle the copy and paste of multiple image files, 
such as photos etc, and then automatically space them one below the 
other. Many of my clients are in the field as motor vehicle 
assessors and take multiple pictures of vehicle repairs (up to 
about twenty per vehicle), process them to reduce their physical 
size, then paste them into a word processor and compile into a PDF 
before emailing to the insurance houses. MS Office can do this and 
has always done this with no issues whatsoever, but LO Writer 
simply dumps the images one on top of the other, with a lot of 
unnecessary work to have to drag and place each image in order 
below the previous one. And this is not consistent, sometimes 
Writer fails with a lot of photos (noticeably more than five). This 
lack of feature is now forcing many of my customers to return to 
MSO, and I feel it needs to be addressed and fixed.


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