Bug 40879 - Float tables/images/frames across page boundaries
Summary: Float tables/images/frames across page boundaries
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
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(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
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Keywords: needsUXEval
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Blocks: Frame Writer-Tables-Enhancements Images
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Reported: 2011-09-14 06:39 UTC by daniel
Modified: 2018-04-25 04:43 UTC (History)
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Description daniel 2011-09-14 06:39:41 UTC
This is a very old feature request raised for OpenOffice in the year 2004 (http://openoffice.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=35545).

1. Insert a big picture into your text document at a place where it will not fit in the remaining white space of the current page.
2. Enter some text after the picture.

Actual result:
The picture is placed on the next page. Subsequent text is placed after the picture. The page before the picture has a lot of white space.

Expected result:
Often, people want to avoid large white spaces. The picture should have a parameter allowing subsequent text to be pulled to the page before the picture. This is known as floating objects in other environments such as LaTeX and applies even to other objects such as tables.

The dialog for pictures and frames features a check box "Follow text flow" whose functionality is quite unclear. Maybe it is aimed at allowing floating objects (as proposed as a workaround in comment 7 of the OOo bug report), but this does not work for me.
Comment 1 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 12:34:46 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 2 Florian Reisinger 2012-08-14 14:02:05 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Florian Reisinger 2012-08-14 14:03:06 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Florian Reisinger 2012-08-14 14:07:40 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Florian Reisinger 2012-08-14 14:09:46 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Joel Madero 2014-11-05 03:38:26 UTC
Moving to UNCONFIRMED as this hasn't been independently confirmed by QA team - thanks for your patience and understanding.
Comment 7 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2014-12-22 05:50:40 UTC
(In reply to daniel from comment #0)
> This is a very old feature request raised for OpenOffice in the year 2004
> (http://openoffice.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=35545).

Updated URL:
https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=35545
"Float tables/graphics across page boundaries like LaTeX"

> Expected result:
> Often, people want to avoid large white spaces. The picture should have a
> parameter allowing subsequent text to be pulled to the page before the
> picture. This is known as floating objects in other environments such as
> LaTeX and applies even to other objects such as tables.

Plausible enhancement request. Handing to UX Team for further triage.

Status -> NEW
Comment 8 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2016-08-25 04:44:46 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 Zenaan Harkness 2016-08-30 04:39:17 UTC
Bug #89082 is similar, naming the same type of problem for frames, and a workaround is provided specifically for images, but possibly will work for other types of object.