Issue 60755 - Images anchored to paragraph can reach page boundary
Summary: Images anchored to paragraph can reach page boundary
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2006-01-18 13:04 UTC by raindrops
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:37 UTC (History)
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Try to position the Bulb at the end of the first page! (15.71 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2006-01-19 07:49 UTC, raindrops
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Description raindrops 2006-01-18 13:04:04 UTC
I have used a two-column table to control the text flow in my odt file having
300+ pages. I use the left column as margin and the right column to hold text.

I position small images (e.g. screenshots) and icons (e.g. "tips", "warning") in
the left column, but keep them anchored to the paragraphs in the right column,
so that they move together when the text is edited.

During editing, some of these paragraphs reach too close to the bottom edge of
the page, and then the image reaches beyond the page's printable limit, overlaps
on the footer or even goes beyond the edge.

Expected: Writer should sense that the image is touching the printable area's
border, and automatically exercise a wrap control (similar to the orphan control
in case of paragraphs). The paragraph and the image should be taken to the next
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2006-01-18 13:46:15 UTC
Use the option "Follow text flow" in the graphic properties.
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2006-01-18 13:50:42 UTC
Comment 3 raindrops 2006-01-19 07:46:32 UTC
No if I use that control, it simly yanks the image from the left column to the
right. That's not what I want!

In the attached document, try to reposition the bulb at the end of the first page.

Comment 4 raindrops 2006-01-19 07:49:26 UTC
Created attachment 33364 [details]
Try to position the Bulb at the end of the first page!
Comment 5 michael.ruess 2006-01-19 10:12:16 UTC
An option is desired which lets the frame/picture in a different column not to
cross the page border without being moved back to the column where it is
anchored to.
Comment 6 raindrops 2006-01-19 12:10:48 UTC
No that's not it: 

Remove the limitation from the "Follow text flow" in the graphic (or any
object's) properties. It should not require that an image and their anchor
should be within the SAME cell of a table. 

In fact, the help file clearly states this constraint for this control:
"Keeps the selected object within the layout boundaries of the text that the
object is anchored to. To place the selected object anywhere in your document,
do not select this option."

Why is that limitation imposed anyhow?