Background images in Word output

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Background images in Word output

Postby PhilAmericus on Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:42 am

It looks like other people have had a similar problem to this one:

I have a title page (PageLayout) that has a background image set in the Page Properties. When I publish to PDF it works fine, but when I publish to Word it does not appear.
On subsequent pages, a different image that is in the header is also missing.

Am I doing something wrong or is this a Flare bug?

I am running Flare 2017 r3.
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Re: Background images in Word output

Postby ChoccieMuffin on Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:44 am

I have a sneaky suspicion (but I could be wrong) that background images aren't supported in Word output.
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Re: Background images in Word output

Postby jjw on Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:46 pm

Yes this is annoying. I worked around the problem by adding a regular image to the page layout (not a background image). The image ends up as an inline-shape in Word where I use a macro to convert it into a shape, tweak the size and layout, and float it behind the text. Kind of a pain though.
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Re: Background images in Word output

Postby PhilAmericus on Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:09 am

Yes, it seems to be a Flare limitation. We are only using Word for reviews, so I'll just skip it.
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