For some reasons (aka default style), figures in odfWeave are not anchored “as character”. This makes them jump around. The solution is relatively easy: change the default style. Except, of course, that there is no visible option to change the anchoring of graphic frames in LibreOffice/OpenOffice.
Here’s how to do it: (1) in your source file, paste a picture (any picture will do). (2) right-click on the picture, and choose “anchor: as character” (3) open the “styles and formatting” box, and choose “frame styles”. (3) select the “graphics” style. (4) choose “new style from selection: update style”.
You can now run odfWeave, and the figures no longer jump around. Who knows, maybe bug 14008 in OpenOffice will be addressed one day…
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Another way (slightly more complicated, I think) is described here: http://socialdatablog.com/stop-your-figures-jumping-about-in-odfweave/
Perhaps that solution with knitr+markdown+pandoc isn’t so bad after all: http://www.r-statistics.com/2013/03/write-ms-word-document-using-r-with-as-little-overhead-as-possible/ (except it doesn’t have Zotero built in)