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Draw and Math
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 separate
To open OpenOffice.org Draw from
Go to => => .
When the Insert OLE Object window opens,
select the Create new from file radio
button, highlight OpenOffice.org Draw,
and click OK.
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 your document.
To create a drawing with OpenOffice.org
Start the application by going to =>
=> , 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 it
Move your mouse pointer to the blank page and use the drawing
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
=> => , 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 Selection window.
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
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.