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On 08/05/2018 04:54 PM, Tim-L wrote:
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: Build ID: 1:6.0.3-0ubuntu1 some genius
has decided it is unnecessary.

Using Ubuntu 64bit 18.04.

I'm running LibreOffice 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.

Thanks for the work-around. I downloaded and installed the offline help, and it still shows FORMAT -> PAGE -> BACKGROUND. It makes sense to work on the code to make it easier to maintain but to exclude the help files from changes should be a resulting responsibility.

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