OpenOffice.org Draw: Objects and Their Problems
Oct 05, 2010, 17:03 (1 Talkback[s])
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"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."