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Turn off / Add water Mark in Libre office

May 24, 2013 9 comments

Some cases you need to remove water mark received in MS office file [doc] or you need to add water mark in Libreoffice file.

To remove MS office water mark, You need to understand what it is. It is a word art anchored in ‘header’ positioned in the center of page [Libreoffice treat it as word art].

Selection can be done by change navigation to drawing & delete the word art.

Select ‘navigator’ shown in center button in the ellipse & change the selection mode to’ drawing’ as shown in the rectangle.
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Then using navigation arrow shown below rectangle[bottom downward double arrow], select the graphics & delete the water mark.

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Same way, you can add water mark in libre office writer odt file.

  • Add a header in the page

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  • Add a text box from drawing toolbar anchored in the header .

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  • Add text required as water mark & Change text colour to light gray or variation of gray.

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  • Rotate Text box to required degree

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  • Center Text box to page.

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  • Now you will have water mark in all pages.

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Note : You can also associate header to one page style & control water mark where ever required. for editing, you can select using navigator –> drawing navigator shown in the above write up. then move text using arrow in the keyboard[mouse is not available to select].

Windows Explorer hangs & cpu usage increases to high / 100% for libreoffice 3.6

August 27, 2012 4 comments

When Explorer Windows hangs & cpu usage increases to high for libreoffice 3.6, you can fix by disabling the optional component in the installer ” Windows explorer extension”. This is happens because this extension try to create thumbnail.

Go to add/remove –> libreoffice –> modify/change –> unselect the optional component –>Windows explorer extension –>next & finish the installation.

Libreoffice installer

Libreoffice installer

 

Libreoffice installer

Libreoffice installer – Optional Component

 

To rotate an image in libreoffice [90 /180]

August 8, 2012 7 comments

We cannot rotate directly rotate image in libreoffice writer.

Right click on image –> edit with external tool… –> open in external editor .

Rotate to required Degree & save & close. Image get automatically get updated in writer.

Or

If you are using Linux, you can use gthumb for editing the image.

If image is in png format while inserting, You can rotate desired degree in gthumb & Save. The following option should be used – image size to bounding box & background to transparent.

Screenshot from 2013-02-06 16:02:09

You can use any image editor that support png image, image size to bounding box & background to transparent.

But text  will have square area bounded to image. To re-flow the text you can use contour option in wrap menu.

Screenshot from 2013-02-07 11:16:02

You can get as shown in the image below.

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Or

you can open the file in draw & rotate. Then paste file.

 

Note:  Now this bug has fixed in the Libre office version 4.1.

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Paste web pages with text & images in Libreoffice 3.5 / Libreoffice 3.6

February 6, 2012 10 comments

If you copy something from a web page (text & images together) from any web browser like Firefox/chrome/IE and paste it in LO writer, the document save with the images, but images are inserted as links in the documents rather than getting copied to the document.

Screenshot from 2013-02-06 14:49:02

To solve this, go to edit menu — > Links . break the links that are used for images. & save document.

Screenshot from 2013-02-06 14:56:20

This may take a few minutes..

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or

Use Libre-office [open-office] extension ” paste from Web”.

http://extensions.openoffice.org/en/project/PasteFromWeb

Note:

For Single images, You can use the paste special option – paste as bitmap

Screenshot from 2013-02-06 14:49:53

Speed up LibreOffice 3.4 / 3.5 [openoffice 3.4]

November 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Speed up LibreOffice 3.4 / 3.5

Some settings may improve LibreOffice’s loading time and responsiveness. However, some also increase RAM usage, so use them carefully. They can all be accessed under Menu –> Tools > Options.

  • Under Memory:
    • Reduce the number of Undo steps to a figure lower than 100, to something like 20 or 30 steps.
    • Under Graphics cache, set Use for LibreOffice to 128 MB (up from the original 20MB).
    • Set Memory per object to 20MB (up from the default 5MB).
    • If you use LibreOffice often, check LibreOffice Quickstarter.

    Screenshot from 2013-02-06 16:10:56

  • Under Java, uncheck Use a Java runtime environment.

Screenshot from 2013-02-06 16:11:33

Note :
LibreOffice Functionality depending on Java :
Base [Create Form Wizard], Writer [Letter Wizard, Fax Wizard, Agenda Wizard, HTML Wizard,
SaveAs -> AportisDoc (Palm), SaveAs -> DocBook, SaveAs ->Pocket Word (*.psw)]
, Calc [SaveAs -> Pocket Excel], Extensions[Wiki Publisher, Report Builder ], All [OOoBean, JavaScript Macros, Beanshell Macros]