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OpenOffice Calc User Guide
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Drawing in Calc

Calc, like the other components of OOo, has a range of tools to create custom drawings. This chapter covers the default options in Calc. For a more detailed explanation of the drawing tools and their uses, please see the Draw Guide.

To access the drawing tools:

  1. Select View > Toolbars > Drawing.

  2. The drawing toolbar appears at the bottom of the screen (Figure 92).

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Table 2 describes the tools in this toolbar (left to right).

Table 2: Draw toolbar options

Toolbar button

Default behavior

Select

Selects objects.

Line

Draws lines.

Rectangle

Draws a rectangle with a black border and blue background.

Ellipse

Draws an ellipse with a black border and a blue background.

Freeform Line

Draws a freeform line.

Text

Draws a text box with no border.

Callouts

Draws a square callout with a line connecting to one location.

Basic Shapes

Clicking on the icon draws a diamond with a black border and blue background. Clicking on the drop down arrow displays other shapes.

Symbol Shapes

Clicking on the icon draws a smiley face with a black border and blue background. Clicking on the drop down arrow displays other shapes.

Block Arrow

Clicking on the icon draws a double sided block arrow with a black border and blue background. Clicking on the drop down arrow displays other arrows.

Flowcharts

Clicking on the icon draws a table like symbol with a black border and blue background. Clicking on the drop down arrow displays other flowchart shapes.

Callouts

Clicking on the icon draws a curved rectangular callout with a black border and blue background. Clicking on the drop down arrow displays other callout shapes.

Stars

Clicking on the icon draws a 5 pointed star with a black border and blue background. Clicking on the drop down arrow displays other stars.

Points

Allows editing of the points of a selected polygon.

Fontwork Gallery

Opens the fontwork gallery.

From File (Insert)

Opens the Insert Picture dialog box.

Extrusion On/Off

Opens the 3-D Setting toolbar and converts the selected shape (if any) to 3-D.

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