Bug 75261 - Calc: It is impossible to set picture as a page background (like watermark)
Summary: Calc: It is impossible to set picture as a page background (like watermark)
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Linux (All)
: low enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Blocks: Calc-Images
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Reported: 2014-02-20 14:21 UTC by Mira
Modified: 2017-02-07 02:49 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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right layout in Writer (212.94 KB, application/pdf)
2014-02-20 14:21 UTC, Mira
bad layout in Calc (240.77 KB, application/pdf)
2014-02-20 14:22 UTC, Mira
another example (1.41 MB, application/x-download)
2015-03-05 05:27 UTC, Kevin Suo

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Description Mira 2014-02-20 14:21:25 UTC
Created attachment 94441 [details]
right layout in Writer

It's not possible setup picture as page background (like watermark for whole A4 page including header and footer). 

When I setup background picture in Format | Page - Bacground - Graphic, the picture fits to area where cells are only.. Half page for example..

I expect it can work like in Writer.. 

Here is my question on ask.libreoffice.org:
Operating System: Linux (Other)
Version: release
Comment 1 Mira 2014-02-20 14:22:36 UTC
Created attachment 94442 [details]
bad layout in Calc
Comment 2 bugquestcontri 2014-02-20 14:40:55 UTC
I tested LibO 4.1.5 on XP/SP3.

Inserting via Format > Page > Background .... Considering that the image is only visible in a print out if cells are not formatted otherwise ( had a completely empty spreadsheet). I created a pdf-File (not pdf-export but using a pdf-printer) and got only a white pdf-file.

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Comment 3 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2014-04-21 14:28:28 UTC
Made more clear that the problem is in Calc
Comment 4 Buovjaga 2014-10-31 18:49:43 UTC
Confirmed. Let's treat this as an enhancement, if no one objects.

Win 7 64-bit Version:
Build ID: 56019dcb79475606952a954fe732a3109441ffec
TinderBox: Win-x86@39, Branch:master, Time: 2014-10-30_07:27:11
Comment 5 Kevin Suo 2015-03-05 05:27:40 UTC
Created attachment 113902 [details]
another example

In the attached file, cell A1 and B6 contains values, all other cells are blank.

The image page background only fits to the area A1:B6.

There should be an option for the user to choose whether the image should fit to the full page, or just the content area.