Openoffice writer bullets vanish

I posted on the openoffice forum. If I use a graphic for a bullet (bulleted list) in writer it sets the height=0 and the bullets don’t show after you save and reopen the file. openSUSE 11.0 x86_64. A right pain as I have dozens of data sheets with graphic bullets to do.

OO seem to think this is a bug compiled in by Novell as it doesn’t do it in their build.
As openSUSE 11.0 has OO at is there an update due soon or do I need to ditch Novell OO and install from the OO site.
Is the 2.4.1 in Index of /repositories/ a Novell build I can update with, and has anyone experienced this in that build.


Addendum. Trying to change a bullet type to graphic from the gallery (con_oran.gif) on a different 32 bit machine (openSUSE 11.0) causes a desktop lockup.