Bug 65121 - implement floating objects
Summary: implement floating objects
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-05-29 10:13 UTC by Frederic Parrenin
Modified: 2013-07-25 07:03 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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.odt file to reproduce the problem (133.80 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2013-05-29 10:13 UTC, Frederic Parrenin

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Description Frederic Parrenin 2013-05-29 10:13:32 UTC
Created attachment 79946 [details]
.odt file to reproduce the problem

Currently, the placement of figures in LO writer is suboptimal.
In the attached example, the figure is too large to be placed at the end of the first page, so it is moved to the second page.
This is OK, but the following paragraphs should fill the end of the first page so that there is no large white space in the document.
This can be done manually by a copy/paste of these paragraphs, but each time the document is modified, the placement of figures should be checked and modified.
An automatic solution is needed.
Comment 1 ign_christian 2013-05-29 13:06:55 UTC
You could try this "trick" : 
right click figure (at the border) > Anchor > To Page

Please change Status to: RESOLVED NOTABUG if you think it's not a bug
Comment 2 Frederic Parrenin 2013-05-29 13:10:49 UTC
The problem with anchoring to the page is that you want the figure to be as close as possible to some paragraph.
If you insert a lot of text at the beginning, the figure will stay attached to the page while the related paragraph will move several pages down.
Comment 3 Igor Gnatenko 2013-06-21 11:52:01 UTC
See comment #1.
Comment 4 Frederic Parrenin 2013-06-21 15:10:25 UTC
For your information, the Lyx document processor implement such a concept of floating objects.
Comment 5 ign_christian 2013-06-22 00:42:50 UTC
> You could try this "trick" : 
> right click figure (at the border) > Anchor > To Page

Indeed that trick will be troublesome on document with lot of pages & heavy formatting :)
Comment 6 ign_christian 2013-07-25 07:03:11 UTC
Perhaps this could be an enhancement request as mentioned in Bug 52153?