Delete graphics inside cell (Writer Table)

Michael H cmahte at
Fri Feb 14 05:38:32 UTC 2020

The graphic positioning information is stored in the document as a string
of tagged text.  The anchor point defines where in the stream the tags sit,
which also defines where the zero point for drawing is.  But for managing
the item in the table, It likely would help to view the xml to understand
where it sits. whether the "paragraph" means the paragraph that the table
sits within, or whether it means the paragraph that sits inside the cell,
or whether there's another level (maybe the table row) that this setting
defines the graphic to sit when it appears within the table.

To view the xml, you can either rename the .odt document to end in .zip and
peek at it with an archive manager, or save the document as flat
opendocument (.fodt).

Once you understand where the text that defines the graphic is stored,
hopefully that makes the solution obvious.

On Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 2:21 PM fxruby <fxruby at> wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm writing a java app for updating tables of a writer document.
> I want to delete all graphics of a cell (there are two graphics anchored
> to the cell, one as 'as char' and the other one 'to paragraph').
> I can delete the one which is anchored 'as char' by overwriting the
> string of the cell. But I can't get the one which is anchored as 'to
> paragraph' (the anchor is inside the cell).
> What is the correct approach to delete the graphic?
> kind regards,
> Andy
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