Bug 50206 - EDITING: Unable to move/position pictures and objects outside page boundary when using "single page view"
Summary: EDITING: Unable to move/position pictures and objects outside page boundary w...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA interoperability
: 92745 112855 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Anchor-and-Text-Wrap Writer-Images Page Writer-UX Object
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Reported: 2012-05-22 03:29 UTC by James Fisher
Modified: 2022-08-20 19:08 UTC (History)
11 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

objects-partially-off-the-page (13.15 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2017-11-10 15:49 UTC, Ole Tange

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Description James Fisher 2012-05-22 03:29:31 UTC
Problem description: 

Steps to reproduce:
1. Insert a picture.
2. Attempt to drag/stretch it outside the page boundary.

Current behavior:

The image stops at the page boundary.

Expected behavior:

The image drags to anywhere on the plane.

Platform (if different from the browser): 
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/536.5 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/19.0.1084.46 Safari/536.5
Comment 1 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2012-05-22 06:07:58 UTC
Effect is reproducible with "LibreOffice (RC1) German UI/Locale [Build-ID: 7306755-f4f605c-738527d-1cf4bc1-9930dc8] on German WIN7 Home Premium (64bit). But is that really bug? It never worked different in LibO / OOo. But for some resizing and similar it might be useful to have that possibility.

That's all the same for objects like DRAW shapes, Spreadsheet tables 

But I indeed see a strange effect: When I drag the picture around on the page, only a border frame follows the mouse pointer. At top, right, bottom border that frame can not exceed the page margins, only the left page border will be exceeded (this not with Math formulas). But the frame jumps back when I release the mouse button, and the picture will not exceed the page border. That is a little worrying, but has nothing to do with original report.
Comment 2 Ákos 2016-09-21 12:53:06 UTC
In LibreOffice can be reproduce with workaround:
1. Insert a picture
2. Crop the picture
3. Drag to page boundary

But the complete image can't be dragged outside the page boundary.
Comment 3 Ole Tange 2017-09-26 08:23:58 UTC
Confirmed in

There is no problem in doing the same in Draw.

Also if the image is a polygon with a very wide stroke, half of the stroke can be outside the page.

The cropping workaround for polygons requires you to copy the polygon to Draw, then Figure > Subtract with a rectangle, and then copying back.

This is extremely cumbersome compared to Microsoft Word where you simply drag the image outside the page.
Comment 4 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2017-10-04 11:45:37 UTC
*** Bug 112855 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2017-10-23 07:13:18 UTC
*** Bug 92745 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2017-10-23 07:49:59 UTC
This is a major interoperability issue as other word processors support this (e.g. Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Calligra Words).
Comment 7 Ole Tange 2017-11-10 15:49:42 UTC
Created attachment 137670 [details]
Comment 8 Ole Tange 2017-11-10 15:50:43 UTC
Partial workaround: If you do multi-page view, then you can actually move object down-right partially off the page - as long as there are pages in that area.

This tells me that there is no problem in the file format to save the coordinates.

Example attached.
Comment 9 Xisco Faulí 2019-01-11 20:30:32 UTC
Still reproducible in

Build ID: a0210c5c5e8fd47b55567a8b18788d57d2b7decb
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
Comment 10 sdc.blanco 2022-05-28 22:25:04 UTC
Repro comment 0 and comment 8 with:

Version: (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 09822cf77cdbe32b03553cd05154100b5f2591d0
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19043; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: da-DK (da_DK); UI: en-US
Calc: CL

Comment 8 => changing bug summary to indicate "single-page view"

(no problem with "Multiple-page view" and "Book view")
Comment 11 Alterius 2022-08-20 19:08:34 UTC
This is still an issue in version (x64). 

Strangely, sometimes I can move the image outside the left boundary of the page, but not the top, right, or bottom. This is definitely not intuitive or useful behavior. I would expect images to be placed partially or completely outside the boundaries of the actual page. This is actually currently a blocker for me because I need to make a document with a shape partially below the bottom page boundary.