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OpenOffice.org Draw: Objects and Their Problems

Oct 05, 2010, 17:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"OpenOffice.org Draw is all about objects -- items inserted into a document, each of which can be edited independently. In fact, whether you insert a picture from a file or create an object selected from the primitives (basic shapes) in the Drawing toolbar, everything in Draw is a frame. Even text in Draw is an object, and behaves differently from ordinary text in Writer. For this reason, knowing the basics of objects is essential for all work in Draw. Learning more than the basics, however, can be next to impossible because of several ongoing problems.

"Fortunately, the basics are straight forward enough:

"All objects are contained within a frame that allows you to edit and manipulate them. If you select a primitive from the Drawing toolbar and add it to the current document, or if you click an existing object, you will see the frame: a black line around the object with eight handles for moving or reshaping the object, three down each side and one in the middle of the top and bottom."

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