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Hi Sina,

Sina Momken schrieb:
On 07/26/2013 04:29 PM, Regina Henschel wrote:

Here a way to get a caption without using the wizard:

When you insert the picture, it is anchored to an empty paragraph as
default. Open the paragraph properties of this paragraph and enable
option "Keep with next paragraph" in tab "Text flow". Then in the next
paragraph enter your caption.
Honestly speaking I don't know what exactly the Anchor is. My images are
mostly "Image_Select->Context_Menu->Anchor->To_Character". And I don't
know how to select the paragraph a image is anchored to. But I know what
you mean by this technique. Using this technique the image and its
caption will always be with each other (and not seperated to 2 different
pages). My main question is whether there is a way to automate this
procedure too? Because setting these options whenever I want to insert a
caption is a hard and lengthy task. Isn't there a macro or something to
do this too?

That can be likely done by a macro, but I have not written such a macro. If you accept the dispatcher kind macros, you can record a macro for setting this property. In LibreOffice you need to enable this first in the Advanced sections in the General options. You can make a toolbar button for executing the macro or define a shortcut key. This way will be really quick once it is prepared.

Other idea: If the paragraph is empty apart from the image, you can use a special paragraph style. If you have assigned it once, it is listed in the paragraph style drop-down-list of the toolbar. That will be a quicker access then opening the paragraph properties dialog.

I can only describe which features LibreOffice has. It is up to you to
decide whether you will use LibreOffice or go with Word.
Thank yo very much for describing features of LibreOffice. It seems that
you're very professional in LO settings and your guides almost solved my

I'm user since 1999 with StarOffice 5.1 and happy to try out new things. This way a lot of knowledge collects over time. But there are still parts in the application, which I do not know at all, for example "XML Form Document".

 I'll not go back to MS Word, because I work in Linux, I don't
want to use proprietary software and I've almost done most of my thesis
using LO Writer and shifting back to Word takes much more time and effort.

Fortunately the Word template was compatible enough with LO Writer and I
only have to change the Outline_Numbering and its associated styles. I
also have to manually replace numbering of all (figures, tables and
formulae) captions and references to them which may take some hours.

If you can introduce a way to automate the "Keep with next paragraph"
solution, all the problems will be solved.

I hope my suggestions will solve it for you.

Kind regards

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