On 2022-03-06 16:49, charles meyer wrote:
I'd like to create a 4 sheet of a PNG in Libre Writer.
In Writer, I followed these isntrctuons...
Format> Page SetUp>Columns and chose 2
Then, using the mouse I grabbed the center box in the PNG and dragged that
down halfway on the screen but that just compresses the graphic like a
I then chose Print and in there I can choose Pages per sheet (default to
set at 1) so I typed in 4 where that 1 was displayed and clicked Print to
PDF which saves that PNG in the top left corner with 3 others corners blank.
Is there another step needed to "duplicate" or "multiply" that PNG from
the top left corner so it's in all 3 other other areas (now blank) on the
Don't over-complicate this.
o Like the OP of the thread you link, you want the printed paper divided into 4 parts (2x2)
o Whether each part has the same or different content is (like every other content
question) up to you.
o The linked thread discusses (the) two (obvious) ways to achieve that effect:
(1) Use the built-in "Pages per sheet" function in the print driver interface.
(2) Use a 2x2 table sized to fit the whole page, so that each cell is 1/4 page.
(1) and (2) look the same but are not logically the same. You don't care about the logical
distinction, but Writer must care, because sheets and pages and table and cells are all defined by
different attributes and thus are logically different things. So you just have to decide which
approach you want to use: a sheet of 4 pages or a table of 4 cells? Once you have made that choice,
it's easy enough to do it, as long as you do so deliberately and consistently. Either way, content
is up to you: If you want 1 page or cell replicated to additional pages or cells, you have to copy
it. Writer can do everything but read your mind.
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