On 08/05/2018 02:34 AM, Tom wrote:
On 08/04/2018 11:26 PM, Tom wrote:
On 08/04/2018 10:42 PM, Joe conner wrote:
How do I insert a photo into a word document as a watermark? The help
files are not helpful, the tabs that are sujpposed to be there
FORMAT -> PAGE -> BACKGROUND but the background tab does not exist.
Maybe sometime in past versions of LibreOffice it may
have, but in Version: 184.108.40.206 Build ID: 1:6.0.3-0ubuntu1 some genius
has decided it is unnecessary.
Using Ubuntu 64bit 18.04.
I'm running LibreOffice 220.127.116.11 on Linux Mint 18 an noticed "FORMAT >
PAGE > BACKGROUND" is missing too. However, I was able to add a
watermark by doing this:
1. Use "Format > Page > Area" menu to access the "Fill" setting.
2. I chose a "Fill" setting of "Bitmap" and used the "Import Graphic"
button to import my image.
3. Then, I went to the "Transparency" tab and set transparency setting
of 85% (you'll probably want a higher setting)
When I then typed some text over the background image, the image was in
full color (no opacity).
Maybe this is the new/current way to add a watermark in Writer.
Hope this helps!
"The Other" Tom
The LibreOffice Writer 6.0 guide also documents the above information:
"The Other" Tom
I use Format > Page > Area > Bitmap to add a background image.
I use to create an image for the watermark with GIMP or other software
and make them look transparent there. I even test them with that package
to see how the graphic will work. I made one for a letterhead that
showed printed, but would not copy when you try to use a printer/scanner
or a copy machine. This was a security feature I made for an
organization I am still on the board of [since 2007].
I have use the transparency menu for other background images and watermarks.
I have been making watermarks and background images with foreground text
since the earliest days of LibreOffice and some of the later years of
OOo - a number of yours before LO came out.
I still need to upgrade to the next version [6.0.6, but have downloaded
the DEB install files.
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