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Writer now has a new "allow overlap" shape property for anchored objects, which can ensure that objects with overlapping positioning properties don’t actually overlap.
Here is a video showing how it works:
Under the hood, this is a full new Writer feature, since previously shapes were always allowed to overlap with each other:
macros get a new
AllowOverlapshape property (true by default)
layout takes this into account if you set the property on the UI
both DOCX and ODT filters serialize and load this property (ODT proposal)
All this is available in LibreOffice master (towards 6.4), so you can try it out right now, if interested.