This is a way to import multiple pictures into an empty text with OpenOffice Writer, one picture per page, with a database report.
install the Sun Report Builder extension
create a database in the same directory as the pictures
enter or import in the database the file names of the pictures
make sure that those names don’t contain special characters or spaces
use absolute, full path names to step around a bug in the builder
in the database form, bind a picture control to that field.
This is a synthesis of a discussion on the OpenOffice users list. If you know more efficient methods, please let me know (mfioretti, at nexaima; dot net).