Hi Kracked_P_PThanks for your input, you reminded me of the memory setting in LO, something I have not touched/adjusted in many a release. I'll try that for the image quantity, but unfortunately the anchor feature is not what I or other users want. It's still a tedious process to place images and other items. I think I need to place some screenshots on Nabble to explain what I am on about, to improve workflow better than it is.
I hear you about the use of MSO, but as I said ad nauseum, sorry, to get others to migrate, we must have similiar features, not necessarily copycat, but a way for users to mimic what they do in MSO.
Sorry to hear about your health, but good to hear, and I tip my hat to you sir, in that you can still offer input to many in your environ and local community. At me now 54 years of age, it has always been my pholosophy, first to pass it forward, as we are finite in how long we can pass on / give knowledge we've learned. And one must always learn something, we even learn something on our deathbed, that is our faith and belief system whatever it is, and the afterlife. Only thing is that is the last input of knowledge we can never return to pass on.
As to the above of passing forward, it's one of the reasons I work with and promote opensource and adopt the GPL and LGPL to many things in my life. In this I overall hate and despise the claims to patent and copyright on the whole. It has it's place but today is being abused by greedy thieves and con artists representing themselves as corporates and executives etc. My personal opinion is that we have lost our ability to accept that we are only the sum of our forefathers, with us adding to the knowledge base of mankind, applicable with today's technologies. This starts with our parents and then teachers to pass on what they have learnt from their parents and teachers before them. So those who think they have a claim to an invention or an idea, is it really. As through an observance, their education and environment, does it help them to improve on the knowledge they have gained to date. So I have to question are there really true inventors out there.
Sorry for the philosophy. Going off topic. Regards Andrew Brown On 26/07/2013 12:16 PM, Kracked_P_P---webmaster wrote:
I want to jump in here and ask - have you changed the memory settings to handle the "many images"? If you do not have enough memory for the number of images you are using for the document, then you may have some of the image issues you talked about.Tools / Options / LibreOffice / Memory The "Graphics cache" listings should be increased - all of them. The "Number of objects" should also be increased Reduce the "Undo - Number of steps" figure to 20 or 30.Are you having problems with images moving from the place you put them on the document? Then you need to anchor the image to the "page", instead of the default of "paragraph". I find that if I want to make a page that is mostly images, this is the only way to keep them in place.I use to be a heavy MSO user, but I ended with MSO 2003. After that I went to OOo and then LO when it first came out. I learned about OOo when it was mentioned in an Author's Note in the back of a book I was reading. The author needed macros and other things to help him with writing his 4+ books a year. He did not like MSO's options and features for what he needed. He now uses LO on his Linux system. He uses a Windows system for the Internet, since he could not get his Linux computers to use the dial-up modem properly. He lives on a "tree farm", as he calls it, and cannot get broadband service.For me, I am no longer using as much of an office suite as I use to. Mostly Writer and a little Calc these days. I had to slow down after several debilitating injuries and 3 small strokes, or my doctors would make sure my meds would slow me down. But, even in my "forced retirement" I still do some work for not-for-profit organizations and friends and family. I also do as much as I can to get locals to see that there is an alternative to the MS and MSO option. Soon, I will be passing out a number of 4.0.5 DVDs to the locals. Have to get some to the local and State government officials that I have had contact with recently but did not have any DVDs or brochures with me.On 07/26/2013 04:52 AM, Andrew Brown wrote:Hi TomI see for you it works, but the method I am talking about has always been my mentioned process in ALL other version of word processors. As you indicate, you like it this way, and probably have many years of experience in word processing, and have adapted and adopted the way it works for you.I have found newbies, and those not computer literate, but are able to operate an app quite proficiently, don't like it at all, especially when trying to migrate them from MSO ot other Office suites. My wife who is a very proficient MSO user, does not like using LO Writer as it does not do certain things she is used to in MSO.These are all hindrances for an effective migration to LO from a closed source payware world, the comment is the same from laymen "can it do this, No, then thanks but no thanks, I'll stay with what I know, and can work with". With all respect, it is the users/laymen that dictate a success or failure of an app or suite of apps. And I personally like the way MSO does it too, so a hindrance, especially as I mentioned when one is working with many images. Once the images are placed, and self sorted one below the other, it's still in the users ability and the app, to relocate and move the images around.Yes this behaviour has changed in LO, but not sure when and with which version. OOo and AOO do it this way, as well as MSO has always done it this way. So yes it's possibly a feature request, or a bug fix, we'll have to find out from the dev's when and if this changed.Regards On 26/07/2013 10:23 AM, Tom Davies wrote: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 behaviour?Regards from Tom :)________________________________ From: Andrew Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Tim Lloyd <email@example.com> Cc: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <Users@global.libreoffice.org> Sent: Friday, 26 July 2013, 8:30Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Help with two issue I am finding in LOHi Tim That's it, you got it, what I (and all of my customers using LO) are experiencing.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 willcut/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 withtext, and one wants to paste in images of any sort. And as I iterated inmy 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 happening). Regards Andrew 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 2ndimage was pasted on top of the first. Is that what you see? I expectedto see the images separated in some way. Cheers On 07/25/2013 06:13 PM, Andrew Brown wrote:Hi Tim Ok, at least I have a comrade with the same observation and nonfunction. 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, anda 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 imagesinto it, try it. Another program non-feature/problem that needs to befixed. 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 22.214.171.124 under Fedora and 126.96.36.199 portable under Windows. Neither allow you to right click on the input line. As you noted, CTRL-C works. So, I cranked up LO188.8.131.52 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. Cheers On 07/24/2013 06:26 PM, Andrew Brown wrote:Hi EveryoneWell this is now my turn to ask for some help, and to see if any ofyou 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 earlyversions 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 emailsfor my business, and I find now the only workaround is to highlightthe 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 theother. 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, sometimesWriter fails with a lot of photos (noticeably more than five). Thislack of feature is now forcing many of my customers to return to MSO, and I feel it needs to be addressed and fixed. Regards-- To unsubscribe e-mail to: email@example.comProblems? http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/mailing-lists/how-to-unsubscribe/ Posting guidelines + more: http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/NetiquetteList archive: http://listarchives.libreoffice.org/global/users/All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted
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