Bug 97019 - Feature to use an image as borders
Summary: Feature to use an image as borders
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsDevEval, topicUI
Depends on:
Blocks: Borders-Tab
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Reported: 2016-01-10 18:42 UTC by Ettore Atalan
Modified: 2017-06-23 05:12 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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example border art docx (12.46 KB, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document)
2016-01-28 10:01 UTC, Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)

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Description Ettore Atalan 2016-01-10 18:42:30 UTC

LibreOffice Writer lacks of a feature for creating an individual frame (more than lines of different shape) around text.

MS Word offers nice frame cliparts, but in Writer you have to use LO Draw as an inconvenient workaround. That's bad and takes more time as with MS Word.

Comment 1 Joel Madero 2016-01-10 23:15:46 UTC
Can you better describe what you're thinking? A link to MS Office feature might help.

Marking as NEEDINFO until this is clarified a bit.

As an FYI: Enhancements are entirely tackled by volunteers, so it might take a long time (or never happen) depending on whether a volunteer sees the enhancement request and thinks that they would like to tackle it. But we're always collecting feature requests so volunteers have ample choice as to what they implement.

Once you clarify please mark as UNCONFIRMED. Thanks!
Comment 2 Ettore Atalan 2016-01-11 19:04:28 UTC
Please see here: http://wordfaqs.mvps.org/borderart.htm

Comment 4 Buovjaga 2016-01-18 18:48:52 UTC
Your examples are of page borders. Yet, I think you want to add the feature for any frames or text boxes. Is this correct?
Comment 5 Ettore Atalan 2016-01-18 19:51:16 UTC
Yes, that's correct.
Comment 6 V Stuart Foote 2016-01-18 23:35:51 UTC
Hmm, not so sure this is worth doing.

Rules and Border art were stripped out of LibreOffice Gallery as unmaintainable at 4.0--really don't see much need to reintroduce.

Simple to fill area of an oversize frame or text box with a bitmap and then layer a smaller background canvas, set some transparency if desired, and then add text or shapes onto that.
Comment 7 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2016-01-28 09:48:59 UTC
(In reply to Ettore Atalan from comment #2)
> Please see here: http://wordfaqs.mvps.org/borderart.htm

All the features shown here are possible with LO, with the exception that LO doesnt ship frame clipart.

(In reply to Ettore Atalan from comment #3)
> Screenshot:
> http://pad3.whstatic.com/images/thumb/f/f3/Add-a-Border-to-Word-Step-5-
> Version-2.jpg/670px-Add-a-Border-to-Word-Step-5-Version-2.jpg

This is likely a feature that could be added to the borders tab, as presently it is only possible to add a styled line as a border. LO currently doesnt support importing MS docs with this feature set.
Comment 8 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2016-01-28 10:01:15 UTC
Created attachment 122253 [details]
example border art docx