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On Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 1:15 PM, Regina Henschel
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Set the image as background image of the page and set the page margins so
that the image is at the correct position. The "Border" tab of the page
style dialog has a "padding" section. There you can set an additional
distance between inner edge of the margin area of the page and start of the
text. This padding restricts the usable area for text.

I tried that, but there's something I don't quite follow and the
borders idea looked great -until I opened the file with Word to see
what it looked like.  after that, it was completely messed up and I
had to start all over.

Why check it with Word?  Because that's what everyone else who will
see this uses.  LO is fabulous and Word is so-so, but so-so x millions
of users vs. the paltry few who use LO takes the cake every time.  (I
wold have used the word "trump," but I'd rather not....)

If i knew how to do this in Word, I would do that, but I'm just not a WP expert.

There exist no "best" way.


Other ideas:
Anchor the image to the header, set it to wrap-through and sent it to
background. Then adapt the page margins.

Not quite sure what all that means, but I tried using the top and left
sidebar as images, and the "left" sidebar refused to anchor on the
left - when I moved it, it jumped to the right and refused to budge.

Set the image as background image of the page and set the page margins so
that the image is at the correct position. Do all your work in frames. For
text flow to next page use linked frames.

That was what I tried first.  For some reason, when I pasted the
copied text, it kept its own format and splattered all over the left
side column.

I appreciate the input, but I confess, after using LO since it came
out and OO before that, I don't know it well enough for this kind of
fancy work, and I don't have the time to set aside to learn all the
nice features the Writer has.

I just wrote up the doc as a straight text document with nice if
boring formatting.  It's easy to read and doesn't give me headaches.

Maybe someday when I need to get fancier....

Thanks again.  Sorry to have bothered the list.


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