As far as I know, there is no easy or handy way to add a (full page) background image in LibreOffice. This is how you can do it.

  1. Open LibreOffice Draw.
  2. Navigate to Format –> Area –> Bitmaps –> Import and choose the image you wish to use as background image.
  3. Press okay to close the window, close LibreOffice Draw and open LibreOffice Writer.
  4. Navigate to Format –> Page –> Area and under Fill title choose Bitmap instead of None or whatever there reads.
  5. Choose in the list the bitmap you added using LibreOfficeDraw, and hit OK.

Those who wish to have a full page background might want to reduce margins to zero on the Page tab. If you know a better way to set a (full page) background, please send me a tweet about it.

Tom Himanen
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