How to include a graphic element as part of a page definition in LO Writer?

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Philip Jackson-2 Philip Jackson-2
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How to include a graphic element as part of a page definition in LO Writer?

Using Writer 6.3.5.2

I drew a colour filled polygon at the top of a page where the header would normally be. I saved this as a template and then went to use it for a new document.

The new document had the graphic on the first page but not on subsequent pages. Clearly, the graphic element did not form part of the page description and I cannot find a way to make it stick so all new pages with that template automatically include the graphic.

Does anyone have suggestions for how this could be achieved in Writer other than by the hard labour method of copy and pasting the element to each  new page?

Philip


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Regina Henschel Regina Henschel
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Re: How to include a graphic element as part of a page definition in LO Writer?

Hi Philipp,

Philip Jackson schrieb am 08-Jul-20 um 14:59:

> Using Writer 6.3.5.2
>
> I drew a colour filled polygon at the top of a page where the header
> would normally be. I saved this as a template and then went to use it
> for a new document.
>
> The new document had the graphic on the first page but not on subsequent
> pages. Clearly, the graphic element did not form part of the page
> description and I cannot find a way to make it stick so all new pages
> with that template automatically include the graphic.
>
> Does anyone have suggestions for how this could be achieved in Writer
> other than by the hard labour method of copy and pasting the element to
> each  new page?

You need to enable the header and then anchor the graphic to the
paragraph in the header. It is not necessary that this paragraph has any
content.

Kind regards
Regina

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Philip Jackson-2 Philip Jackson-2
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Re: How to include a graphic element as part of a page definition in LO Writer?

Hi Regina,

On 08/07/2020 15:15, Regina Henschel wrote:

> Philip Jackson schrieb am 08-Jul-20 um 14:59:
>> Using Writer 6.3.5.2
>>
>> I drew a colour filled polygon at the top of a page where the header would normally be. I saved this as a template and then went to use it for a new document.
>>
>> The new document had the graphic on the first page but not on subsequent pages. Clearly, the graphic element did not form part of the page description and I cannot find a way to make it stick so all new pages with that template automatically include the graphic.
>>
>> Does anyone have suggestions for how this could be achieved in Writer other than by the hard labour method of copy and pasting the element to each  new page?
>
> You need to enable the header and then anchor the graphic to the paragraph in the header. It is not necessary that this paragraph has any content
Thank you for the reply. I could not succeed to get the existing graphic to anchor inside the header and after lots of attempts, I gave up. I remade the graphic inside the header and even that had its problems. If I slipped slightly outside the header space, the graphic would reanchor to the body paragraph.

I eventually got there and did the footer too so all is working nicely.

Philip

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