How do I make paragraphs that:
- Have semitransparent area color (e.g. white)
- Have padding around the text
- Have visible background image from the page
The formatting in this document is built in a very wrong way (e.g. padding is done with no-break-spaces and with forced linebreaks in a small font size, indention of the bullet list is done with no-break-spaces, transparency only achieved by building part of the document in Microsoft Word and then reading the file in LibreWriter).
I want to know how to build a document that prints the same as this document (so on paper the result should be very similar to printing the above), but in which the formatting is done using conventional LibreWriter formatting tools (e.g. styles), so that changing the text would not require moving no-break-spaces around or other cascading changes in the following parts of the document. In other words: You should be able to insert a paragraph on page 1 without having to check the formatting on page 2-99.
Preferably with a step by step guide from a new, empty document and a .jpg file that should serve as the background image.
I have been using LibreOffice since it was called StarOffice, so I am not a new user. I have typeset a book in LibreOffice, so I know some of the more advanced features that normal users will never get to.
So I had actually assumed it would be easy to make a document with a background image, with text on top that had paragraphs with semitransparent background and 0,5 cm padding around each paragraph. I assumed I could even define a few styles, so another user could alter the text and add paragraphs without having to fiddle too much with formatting (e.g. avoiding using no-break-space to generate padding).
But it turned out to be much harder: The transparency using Area in paragraph formatting would not allow for seeing a background image through, I found no way to do padding around a paragraph.
So if you think this is easy to do, you will either discover (like I did) that this is not easy, or you know a few tricks in LibreOffice that I do not know, and I therefore ask you to please show how you do this.