well, it dosen'tseem to have any easy solution:
I think I have, at last, worked out where your problem is.
Update me if I am wrong:
More modern cameras store the orientation (portrait / landscape) of the camera when you take a picture.
This is stored with the JPG (or whatever) as EXIF metadata.
More modern camera-picture-viewers (and linux has plenty to choose from) can read this data and auto-rotate images so they are displayed correctly when you open the image. They might be stored with the wrong orientation, but they can be displayed correctly if the EXIF data is read and interpreted. So your pictures probably display
with the correct orientation with your camera-picture-viewer even if they are stored
with the "wrong" orientation.
OO Writer doesn't do this (why should it? It's a word-processor
not an image-processor.) So, in your opinion some images are presented by OO-writer "incorrectly" orientated. OO-writer isn't reading the EXIF data and acting on it.
Using OO tools to rotate images is insane - way too much overkill and slowness.
So the solution is to open the images you want to paste into the document with some general-purpose image manipulator (not a "camera-picture-viewer"), like gimp
(there are plenty of others, install and try / test them) which will not (to my knowledge) "auto-rotate" images. If the orientation is "wrong" in gimp
, then Image -> Transform -> Rotate. Then File -> Save. Then it'll be the right way round when you import it into Oo-whatever.
Once you have correctly rotated the images in question, you'll have to re-import them to OO-writer.