This page has FAQs about working with graphics, frames, and other objects in Writer.
- 1 How do I insert a screenshot or other image into my OpenOffice.org file?
- 2 How can I rotate a graphic with a given angle?
- 3 How do I size a graphic proportionally?
- 4 I have an image (JPEG format) that I need to change the colors in before I use it in an Openoffice.org file. How do I change the colors?
How do I insert a screenshot or other image into my OpenOffice.org file?
- Any graphic in a supported format (such as GIF, JPEG, PNG) may be inserted into an OpenOffice.org file.
- From the menu bar, select Insert->Graphics->From File. Navigate to the directory in which the images are saved, and click Open.
How can I rotate a graphic with a given angle?
Up to version 1.x, Writer doesn't contain a rotation facility for graphics. To be able to rotate graphics one needs to use Draw:
- In your Writer file, select the graphic you want to rotate and copy it.
- Open a Draw window and paste your graphic into the draw file.
Right-click onto the graphic, select "Position and Size"
- Select "Rotation" and rotate according to your needs.
- Select your graphic after it has been rotated and copy it.
- Go back to Writer and paste the rotated graphic into your file.
How do I size a graphic proportionally?
The easiest way is to first hold the keyboard Shift key down, then size the graphic by dragging one of the corners using the left mouse button.
I have an image (JPEG format) that I need to change the colors in before I use it in an Openoffice.org file. How do I change the colors?
OpenOffice.org has an image editor. When you open a JPEG file, OpenOffice.org knows to open it in this editor. Once the file is open:
- Click on the Eyedropper icon in the toolbar at the left side of the work area, or select: Modify -> Eyedropper from the pull down menus to display the Eyedropper dialog.
- In the Eyedropper dialog, click the Eyedropper icon in the upper left corner
- Move the mouse to the first color in the image area that you want to replace. You can see the color you're over in the color field in the Eyedropper window. When you see the color you want in that field, click the mouse.
- Enter a tolerance value - how exact the color match should be. Try the tolerance first at 10%. You might need to increase it for any change to be made. A 30% value is usually effective. You can go as high as 99% - but it may pick up more area than you want.
- In the "Replace with" list, select the color to change to.
- Click Replace. If nothing happens, increase the tolerance.
- To select other colors to change, repeat steps 2 through 6. To acheive a monotone effect, use a high tolerance value such as 99%, and repeat these steps several times to select all colors and change them to a single color.