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OpenOffice Writer User Guide
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Inserting images from other sources

You can insert images from sources other than a file. The possible sources for images are:

  • Graphics program

  • Scanner

  • OOo Gallery

From a graphics program

You can use many different graphics programs to edit a graphic file. In these programs, you can select, copy, and paste an image or part of a graphic into an OpenOffice.org document. Figure 232 shows an example of this procedure, which can be recreated with these steps:

  1. In the imaging program window, select an area of the image to be copied. (The program used in the example is Paint Shop.)

  2. Move the cursor over the selected area and press Control+C to copy.

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  1. Switch to the OpenOffice.org Writer window.

  2. Click to insert the cursor where the graphic is to be inserted.

  3. Press Control+V to paste.

Scanner

If a scanner is connected to your computer, OpenOffice.org can call the scanning application. The scanned item will then be added into the OOo document page as an image. To start this procedure, on the main menu select Insert> Picture > Scan > Select Source.

OpenOffice.org Gallery

The Gallery is available in all components of OpenOffice.org. For an introduction to the Gallery, see Chapter 14, “Working with the Gallery†in the Getting Startedguide.

You can select a graphic from the Gallery and drag it into the document. The Gallery icon is located in the right side of the Function Bar. Proceed as follows:

  1. Click on the Gallery icon .

  2. Select the theme containing the image you want to insert.

  3. Click on the image with the left mouse button and, holding the button pressed, drag the image into the document.

  4. Release the mouse button.

Figure 233 shows an example of an image dragged from the Gallery.

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