Bug 124790 - Background image in printed address labels not visible
Summary: Background image in printed address labels not visible
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: bibisectRequest, regression
Depends on:
Reported: 2019-04-17 11:15 UTC by Thomas Törnblom
Modified: 2019-06-04 12:16 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Thomas Törnblom 2019-04-17 11:15:43 UTC
I have been using OpenOffice on Mac OS X to print address labels with a jpeg background but would like to use LibreOffice instead due to issues with OO.

While the old document opens OK in LO, the background of the text layer does not appear to be transparent and thus the background image is not visible.

I just installed LO 6.2.2 for windows (win 10) and now I can at least see the background image and field names in the document, but when I print to a pdf the image is gone.

I've also upgraded to pre-release, but it behaves the same.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download and unpack http://hax.se/testkort.zip
2. Open the Testkort.odt document in Writer
3. Register the Testadresser.odb database (testadresser.ods is the source)
4. Print the document to a pdf file
5. Open the resulting pdf file

Actual Results:
Address labels with only the names, no background image

Expected Results:
Address labels with both background image and names similar to the result from the OpenOffice result provided in the file test2.pdf

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
I suspect the issue is that the top text layer is not transparent

Version: (x64)
Build ID: 9ba025bafb03b962c34687cf87806cc03a3a7436
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: default; VCL: win; 
Locale: sv-SE (en_SE); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded

Users on the Swedish LO mailing have verified my results.

I have been trying different versions and versions from up to works ok, but as of it no longer works.

A colleague found this article that might be relevant: https://superuser.com/questions/971892/how-do-i-set-a-background-image-in-libreoffice-writer-5
Comment 1 Dieter 2019-06-01 10:56:18 UTC
Thomas, I just opened testkort.odt, but I couldn't reproduce it with 

Version: (x64)
Build-ID: 2412653d852ce75f65fbfa83fb7e7b669a126d64
CPU-Threads: 4; BS: Windows 10.0; UI-Render: Standard; VCL: win; 
Gebietsschema: de-DE (de_DE); UI-Sprache: de-DE
Calc: threaded

Perhaps a user of Swedish LO mailing list can confirm it here, since they could verified your results.
Comment 2 Xisco Faulí 2019-06-04 12:16:23 UTC
Reproduced in

Build ID: 4abdaf4afb2245d404f6709124b3c627b07b8a3c
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
Locale: ca-ES (ca_ES.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded