Issue 24088 - WW8: "Watermark" Graphics Problem, not in background after import
Summary: WW8: "Watermark" Graphics Problem, not in background after import
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1
Hardware: PC Windows 2000
: P4 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Keywords: ms_interoperability, oooqa
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-01-04 22:43 UTC by highspeed
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: ---
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The file in OOo 1.1 (102.04 KB, image/jpeg)
2004-01-04 22:45 UTC, highspeed
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The file in Word 97 (107.96 KB, image/jpeg)
2004-01-04 22:46 UTC, highspeed
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The file in 602Text (99.96 KB, image/jpeg)
2004-01-04 22:46 UTC, highspeed
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Sample document with watermark (36.00 KB, application/msword)
2004-01-14 12:09 UTC, michael.ruess
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Description highspeed 2004-01-04 22:43:49 UTC
Being new to, I'm not certain this is an issue with the program 
or with how I am using it, but I feel it is necessary to bring this to your 

I have a document created in MS Word (97 I think) which does not display 
correctly in the OpenOffice Write program. The document uses "Watermark" 
graphics which should be a background item.  However, in OOo it displays as a 
foreground graphic writing over the text.  This document works correctly in 
another free Office replacement (602PC).

Stephen J. Kruse
Comment 1 highspeed 2004-01-04 22:45:58 UTC
Created attachment 12256 [details]
The file in OOo 1.1
Comment 2 highspeed 2004-01-04 22:46:26 UTC
Created attachment 12257 [details]
The file in Word 97
Comment 3 highspeed 2004-01-04 22:46:54 UTC
Created attachment 12258 [details]
The file in 602Text
Comment 4 jack.warchold 2004-01-05 15:42:29 UTC
reassigend to mru

can you please take a look on this issue?
Comment 5 michael.ruess 2004-01-14 12:08:07 UTC
MRU->AMA: Those Watermarks from MS Word are graphics which are anchored inside
the header. Though these graphics have the property "in front of text", Word
displays them in the background. Writer also needs such behaviour to display the
graphics in background. 
On the other hand this could be tweaked by the import, that all frames/graphics
in header are imported with wrapping "in background". 
I don't know, in which way we have to infor the User Experience dept. about this.
Comment 6 michael.ruess 2004-01-14 12:09:14 UTC
Created attachment 12479 [details]
Sample document with watermark
Comment 7 stp 2006-05-10 21:40:36 UTC
This seems like WFM in 2.0.2. Please confirm.
Comment 8 ace_dent 2008-06-28 01:25:12 UTC
For info, related bugs affecting MS interoperability re. Watermark function:
Issue 18771 - MSInteroperability-18: watermarks
Issue 24088 - WW8: "Watermark" Graphics Problem, not in background after import
Issue 33004 - Background watermark image wrong position when imported from MS Word
Issue 43051 - WordML import: pagebackground watermarks not imported
Issue 74249 - Watermarks can't be exported properly (.doc file)
Issue 91058 - import word 8 doc layout and watermark problem