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On Wed, 1 Jul 2020 08:05:29 -0700
John Jason Jordan <> dijo:

On Wed, 01 Jul 2020 10:05:12 -0400
Remy Gauthier <> dijo:

The only way I could see something similar to what you are describing
is when the image anchor is "Anchor to Paragraph" in which case the
caption (and the image for that matter) does seem to have a mind of
its own.

You are exactly correct - I had it set to Anchor to Paragraph. But when
I changed it to Anchor to Character the bottom half of the image
disappeared. I selected properties and set its size to 540 pt. wide by
54 pt high (as it should appear on the page), and in the dialog box
changed all the settings to Character. When I clicked OK the image
disappeared completely and the cursor was suddenly at the end of the
document. I don't know any way to search a document for graphics
contained in it, so I don't know where it went. It's not at the end of
the document or on page 3 where it was originally placed. I don't want
it in the document twice, so I'm reluctant to start over and enter it
again, but I guess I'll have to.

I struggled for a couple hours trying to get the caption in the right
position, and finally I gave up. And in the process I discovered that
you can create a caption, but once created there is no way to select it
and delete it.

I selected everything on the page - all the text, including the
caption(s), and the graphic. With it all selected I did Ctrl-x to cut it
to the clipboard. Then I opened a blank document with Mousepad and
pasted it all in. Mousepad is a plain text only application, so this
deleted the graphic, any captions, and all formatting. Then I selected
it all in Mousepad, copied it to the clipboard, and did a paste special
as unformatted text into the Writer document. I reinserted my graphic
and sized and placed it as I wanted it. Then I took the part of the
text that was originally the caption and placed it below the graphic,
and applied the formatting so it appears as the caption.

The graphic now appears with what looks like a caption, but there is no
connection between the graphic and the text that follows it.

I will never again create a caption in LO.

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