Bug 35055 - VIEWING: background image covers paragraph shadow
Summary: VIEWING: background image covers paragraph shadow
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.3.1 release
Hardware: All All
: low minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Writer-Images
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Reported: 2011-03-06 03:22 UTC by guilhem
Modified: 2022-11-17 03:46 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

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File example (85.26 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2011-03-06 03:22 UTC, guilhem
problem illustrated (83.96 KB, image/png)
2011-03-06 03:23 UTC, guilhem
Test kit, see Comment 2 (80.36 KB, application/x-zip-compressed)
2011-03-06 08:12 UTC, Rainer Bielefeld Retired

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Description guilhem 2011-03-06 03:22:11 UTC
Created attachment 44164 [details]
File example

Problems arrive with an image set as "background" :
* When a paragraph is set with an border & shadow, shadow isn't see "over" the image
* When a paragraph is set with a background, background doesn't apply to the image.

*Last problem isn't VIEWING : when text is over the image, we can't select the text. We can place the cursor but impossible to select some text.

Theses problems apply to OO.o and LibreOffice
Comment 1 guilhem 2011-03-06 03:23:29 UTC
Created attachment 44165 [details]
problem illustrated
Comment 2 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2011-03-06 08:10:32 UTC
Effect is [reproducible] with "LibreOffice 3.3.1  – WIN7  Home Premium  (64bit) English UI [OOO330m19 (build 8 / tag]"

I created a test kit containing a text document "without frills":
- picture with green elements covers all text as expected
- UNEXPECTED: transparent gif picture with yellow elements and intransparent 
  png image with blue elements cover text paragraph shadow 

Bug or feature?
I believe it's a bug. When you create a shadow for the yellow elements image, you will see that the text paragraph shadow will be covered by the image shadow. how can the shadow of an element in the background of the text cover the shadow of an element in the foreground?

I believe it's the same problem for all platforms.

Was more or less the same behavior with OOo 1.1.4, so it seems to be a minor problem.

Really your area? Please feel free to reassign if I was wrong
Comment 3 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2011-03-06 08:12:31 UTC
Created attachment 44177 [details]
Test kit, see Comment 2
Comment 4 fabio 2013-02-08 13:42:28 UTC
I confirm the latter problem pointed by Guilhelm, that is the fact that one can't select the text above the picture sent to back and it is still true for Libreoffice on Ubuntu_x64. 
About the bad shadow overlap I guess probably this not a bug but a try to apply weird editing logic, as is: if a paragraph drop a plain shadow means is not transparent so trying to put an image below the text is similar to put under a plain sheet of paper, therefore we could not see it.
Comment 5 bfoman (inactive) 2014-02-20 18:15:51 UTC
This bug is confirmed but unowned - back to NEW.
Comment 6 tommy27 2014-07-18 19:33:09 UTC
still reproducible with LibO and (*)

(*) Build ID: abc28ffc04067eb24840fbf564c311aaee10f84d
TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:master, Time: 2014-07-15_07:20:05
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2015-09-04 02:47:55 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 Buovjaga 2015-11-18 11:20:45 UTC
Still confirmed comment 2.

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version:
Build ID: b216cc1b8096eb60c27f67e8c27b7cd756c75e38
TinderBox: Win-x86@62-merge-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2015-11-12_00:06:20
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI)
Comment 9 QA Administrators 2017-01-03 19:35:39 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 tommy27 2017-01-03 22:52:36 UTC
bug still present in LibO and alpha
Comment 11 QA Administrators 2018-11-16 03:42:21 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 12 QA Administrators 2020-11-16 04:01:17 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 13 QA Administrators 2022-11-17 03:46:30 UTC
Dear guilhem,

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