Stop your figures jumping about in odfWeave

January 21, 2011
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(This article was first published on Social data blog, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

If you use odfWeave to produce figures, you will probably find they jump about when scrolling through the document – because the figures and figure frames are anchored in openoffice to the paragraph and not “as character”. The only way to fix this in a finished document is to right-click on the figures and select anchor / as character.

But you can stop it happening in the first place by redefining your styles.

Define the styles

basicStyles <- getStyleDefs()
...
basicStyles$anchor2 <- basicStyles$basicFigFrame
basicStyles$anchor2$imageAnchor <- "as-char"
basicStyles$anchor2$frameAnchor <- "as-char"
...

Set them

setStyleDefs(basicStyles)

Use them

currentStyles <- getStyles()
...
currentStyles$figureFrame <- "anchor2" ##defined in the other block
...
setStyles(currentStyles)

That should nail them down.

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