OpenOffice.org includes a drawing
program for the creation of vector graphics. It can be
accessed from inside other applications in the
OpenOffice.org suite or as a
To open OpenOffice.org Draw from
Go to File =>
Object => OLE
When the Insert OLE Object window
opens, select the Create new from
file radio button, highlight
OpenOffice.org Draw, and click
OpenOffice.org Draw opens as a
frame inside your document.
Create your drawing using the tools along the left-most
When finished, click on your document outside of the
drawing frame. The drawing is finished and inserted in
To create a drawing with OpenOffice.org
Start the application by going to
OpenOffice.org Draw, entering
oodraw from a shell prompt, or
inserting a drawing from another application as described
Select a tool from the Main
Toolbar by clicking on it once.
Select a variant of the tool from the list by clicking on
Move your mouse pointer to the blank page and use the
8.5.2. OpenOffice.org Math
OpenOffice.org Math is a useful
tool for creating properly formatted functions to import for
display in any of the
OpenOffice.org applications. Note
that these functions cannot be imported to
OpenOffice.org Calc for evaluation.
To create a function:
Open OpenOffice.org Math by
going to Applications =>
OpenOffice.org Math, entering
oomath from a shell prompt, or
inserting it as an OLE Object as described for
Select a type of function from the top half of the
Select one of the functions from the bottom half of the
The bottom pane of the main window contains the code for
your selection. The variables of the function are
represented by the symbols ?>.
Replace the boxes with variables by deleting the
?> symbols and replacing them with text.
Update the display screen by clicking inside it.
To nest selections, use parentheses.
OpenOffice.org Draw uses the
same order of operations as algebra.