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So my guess that you were using the gallery was wrong. On the bright side, I did figure out how to 
access the gallery :-)

It looks like you were provided a solution with using a custom shape, another thing I have not done 

Good Luck!

Andrew Pitonyak

On Thursday, February 11, 2021 15:53 EST, Regina Henschel <> wrote:
 Andrew Pitonyak schrieb am 11.02.2021 um 20:06:

This might seem obvious, but:

1. What document type?


2. What is a "custom" shape? Do you mean


Not that I have never used Cutom Shapes in any way in LibreOffice, but i have written a Macro at 
least once. :-)

I have written code that adds things such as lines (and other shapes) into documents.

I might have looked at something in LO that allows me to have a bunch of shapes. On my computer, 
I use

View > Gallery

Too open it. From there it looks like I can drag objects out of the "gallery" and onto a document.

That makes a kind of copy&paste. I need an object newly created with the

When you click on a shape icon in the toolbar and then click and drag
with the mouse to create the shape, then the created custom shape is on
a wrong layer. You notice in the "Drawing object properties"-toolbar,
that both "To Foreground" and "To Background" are enabled. "To
Foreground" should not be enabled, because when you create a custom
shape with the mouse, you are working already in the "Foreground". I
have a patch for it, but struggle with the unit test.

Kind regards

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