Bug 68359 - FORMATTING: Enhancement: background image formatting options in Calc
Summary: FORMATTING: Enhancement: background image formatting options in Calc
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Blocks: Calc-Images
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Reported: 2013-08-21 00:18 UTC by vl
Modified: 2018-09-18 09:20 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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ods with background image, cropped to content on 2nd page (36.82 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet)
2018-09-18 09:15 UTC, Christian

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Description vl 2013-08-21 00:18:52 UTC
To insert an image as a background, I click Insert > Picture > From File... and select an image of a nice, subtle pattern for my budget spreadsheet.

However, my table is 536 cells long and growing, so the image ends pretty soon after I scroll. My current solution to this is to edit the image in Seashore and "manually" create a tiled mega-image of my original.

I was thinking it'd be nice if Calc gave me the option to tile the image, or perhaps to freeze the image such that it doesn't move with the cells as I scroll.

Inconvenience at most, but worth my time to write this enhancement "bug" out.
Operating System: Mac OS X
Version: release
Comment 1 Tomaz Vajngerl 2013-08-21 09:23:29 UTC
Confirm - sheet background is missing (but is an option in Excel 2003+). There is menu > format > page.. > background > set as "graphic" however this is only for setting page background at printing.
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2015-04-01 14:40:56 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 eisa01 2018-03-17 12:34:14 UTC
This is still not implemented, applicable to all platforms

Likely a reason why showing background images in Excel files do not work either (bug 65070)

Build ID: 8e8dd8f320a3ff59ff8a16c1a7a867888ce80700
CPU threads: 2; OS: Mac OS X 10.12.6; UI render: default; 
TinderBox: MacOSX-x86_64@49-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2018-03-13_23:59:29
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 4 Christian 2018-09-18 09:15:56 UTC
Created attachment 144977 [details]
ods with background image, cropped to content on 2nd page

ods with background image
cropped to content on 2nd page but should be centered on page