Bug 97280 - Add support for layers to LibreOffice Writer
Summary: Add support for layers to LibreOffice Writer
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Layers
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Reported: 2016-01-20 16:25 UTC by samtuke
Modified: 2019-01-31 18:50 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description samtuke 2016-01-20 16:25:33 UTC
Managing documents with background images and text boxes is hard -- selecting the correct object is challenging. Introducing lockable layers, similar to Draw already supports, would make this much easier.

Specific use case: A4 page with a full background image (zero margin) and text boxes in the foreground of the page with solid colour background. Selecting text for editing, instead of selecting text box or background image, requires many clicks and sometimes workarounds.
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2016-01-25 13:04:25 UTC
Agreed, setting to NEW.
Comment 2 Regina Henschel 2019-01-31 18:50:23 UTC
Layer in the sense of ODF are not possible for Writer or Calc, but only for Draw and Impress. Nevertheless it is valid request for better object handling in the UI, but it is not related to file format (ODF layer).