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Inserting 1 jpeg, get many

PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:42 pm
by SuzanneR
Hi All

I'm creating a slide presentation using OO 4.15 on a MacBookPro.

I've made many presentations in the past and have never had this problem before:

When I either cut and paste or drag and drop a jpeg into a slide, I get multiple images, not just a single image.

so, instead of 1 graphic, I get XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXX
XXXXXXX over all the text!

halp!!!!
:crazy:

Re: Inserting 1 jpeg, get many

PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:48 pm
by RoryOF
I've just tried with /Insert /Picture /From file on Xubuntu and all is well. Also tried with Cut/Paste and drag. All OK. Perhaps a Mac user would try?

Re: Inserting 1 jpeg, get many

PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:49 pm
by Zizi64
cut and paste or drag and drop a jpeg into a slide


Use the regular way from the menu.
Insert - Picture - From file

And always use optimized (color depth and pixel size) pictures. Use third party softwares for the optimization.

Re: Inserting 1 jpeg, get many

PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:51 pm
by John_Ha
Also see [Tutorial] Some useful hints on using images for a discussion on how best to handle images, and why you should never paste a JPG into AOO

Re: Inserting 1 jpeg, get many

PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:33 pm
by John_Ha
SuzanneR wrote:When I either cut and paste or drag and drop a jpeg into a slide, I get multiple images, not just a single image.

so, instead of 1 graphic, I get XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXX
XXXXXXX over all the text!

What do you mean by that?

Do you literally get the characters X all over your page? Or do you get something else?

Can you upload an image of your page or, preferably, an Impress file to show the problem?

Re: Inserting 1 jpeg, get many

PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:48 pm
by SuzanneR
Appreciate your help, but now am beyond frustrated.

I tried to UL the Impress file, too big. Compressed, "still to big"
Screenshots "invalid"
Pictures: "file is invalid"

I've downloaded a new copy of OO and restarted computer.
Any other ideas welcomed.

Re: Inserting 1 jpeg, get many

PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:15 am
by robleyd
Upload your problem document to a file sharing service such as Mediafire and post the link to it here.

Perhaps try resetting your user profile? See Q02/A02 in [Tutorial] Mac FAQ

Your signature says "OpenOffice 4.15 on MacBookPro"; the latest AOO version is 4.1.4. Perhaps you might consider correcting that - How to update your signature - so there is no chance of receiving an answer not based on your current version of AOO.

Re: Inserting 1 jpeg, get many

PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:10 am
by SuzanneR
thanks, fixed my sig....using Keynote in Icloud for now, getting local help tomorrow - thanks to ALL for your help!