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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.

Then using navigation arrow shown below rectangle[bottom downward double arrow], select the graphics & delete the water mark.


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

  • Add a header in the page


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



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


  • Rotate Text box to required degree


  • Center Text box to page.


  • Now you will have water mark in all pages.


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].

Paste text from pdf viewer or acrobat in Libreoffice / Openoffice

December 7, 2012 1 comment

If we paste text from pdf, You will have single line paragraph instead of full text paragraph.

You can use Libre-office or open-office auto correction to get full paragraph from single line paragraph.

Step are given below :

Copy the text from pdf viewer or acrobat.

Paste the text in libreoffice Writer. Text may look look like below

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go to auto correct option in tools menu

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enable the option combine single line to paragraph.

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Change minimum percentage % using edit button[It is minimum % of single paragraph length used to combine to full paragraph. If it is lesser, it will not combine].

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then go to last format menu & auto correct & press apply

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Then you will get result will like as shown below.

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Note: while pasting text from pdf document, please ensure that the style is default.

This option is very useful in combing single line paragraph.

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.


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


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