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Diagram: inserting background image

Postby inchtalla » 04 Jun 2017 07:57

Is it possible to insert a background image to a diagram? I was thinking of putting a map of the family parish as a background.
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Re: Diagram: inserting background image

Postby Jane » 04 Jun 2017 09:06

With the diagram displayed, select Diagram>Insert into Diagram and select Picture.

Alternately you can set a tiled picture background using Diagram>Options and setting the image as a background there.
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Re: Diagram: inserting background image

Postby tatewise » 04 Jun 2017 09:39

In Diagram > Options > Background > Picture > Options as well as Tile, you can try Centre, Stretch and Zoom, and also set the Fade.
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Re: Diagram: inserting background image

Postby Jane » 04 Jun 2017 09:58

The only limitation with the diagram background is it always puts the image on each page, which is sometimes not what you want.
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Re: Diagram: inserting background image

Postby inchtalla » 04 Jun 2017 10:14

Thanks Jane and Mike. I'd got as far as options > background but had gone straight to options rather than click on the options in Generation stripes box.
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Re: Diagram: inserting background image

Postby Anthony F » 13 Dec 2018 16:26

(New user!) I am trying to insert an image as a background covering the whole page. As I understand it, I have two options: watermark or background image. If I use watermark it comes out as a postage stamp on my DIN A1 page!
If I use 'diagram/options/background/image/fade=60%' no background image is visible on my diagram or on the print preview.

What am I doing wrong?

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Re: Diagram: inserting background image

Postby Jane » 13 Dec 2018 17:00

Have you checked the File>Page Setup and made sure you have "Print Background" ticked?
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Re: Diagram: inserting background image

Postby LornaCraig » 13 Dec 2018 17:33

Re the 'postage stamp' sized watermark version, you should be able to click on the image to make the small white squares appear at the corners, then drag one corner to enlarge the image.

With the diagram/options/background/image/fade=60% version, did you remember to click OK or Apply before closing the Diagram Options dialog?
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Re: Diagram: inserting background image

Postby tatewise » 13 Dec 2018 21:15

I think the two alternatives have got a bit confused.
Watermark and Background are NOT the two options.
Both options below allow the faded watermark mode.

  1. Diagram Options > General tab > Background
    Having chosen Picture in drop-list the Options button allows Stretch to fill page, but Tile, etc, are alternatives.
    The Fade Image % setting turns it into a watermark background.
    This setting can be saved as part of a reusable Custom Diagram Type.

  2. Diagram > Insert into Diagram > Picture
    This is for inserting photos, etc, anywhere in a Diagram and when selected the 8 handles can be dragged to resize.
    The Fade Image (%) setting also turns it into a watermark, similar to the Background option.
    Multiple Picture images can be inserted into any Diagram.
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Re: Diagram: inserting background image

Postby LornaCraig » 13 Dec 2018 21:57

Mike, I think Anthony means your option 1 by Background and your option 2 by Watermark because the FH help files use that term when discussing formatting an image inserted into a diagram. (Although as you say, the fade/watermark option is the same with the Background method)
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