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Microsoft Office to OpenOffice Migration Guide
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Work with graphics

Most graphics work should be done outside Word or Writer, with the graphic files embedded or linked to the Word or Writer file. However, you can do some simple graphics using the drawing tools in Word or Writer. This table covers the basics.

Table 8: Work with graphics

To do this

In Word

In Writer

Create Drawing objects

(Word 2000) View > Toolbars > Drawing; (XP) Insert > Picture > New Drawing

Click Show Draw Functions icon in the Standard toolbar.

Combine graphics objects and drawing objects

(Word 2000) Edit > Picture > Reset Picture Boundary; (XP) Use drawing canvas

Place all objects in a frame

Insert graphics files into a text document (embed or link)

Insert > Picture > From File, choose Insert or As Link

Insert > Picture > From File

Anchor graphics

Format > Picture > Layout > Advanced > Picture Position

Use icons on the Drawing Object Properties or Frame toolbar (these toolbars replace the Formatting toolbar when a drawing object or frame is selected) or right-click and choose from pop-up menu, or click Format > Picture

Wrap text around graphics

Format > Picture (or Object) > Layout

Use icons on the Frame toolbar, or right-click and choose from pop-up menu, or click Format > Picture > Wrap

Crop graphics

Format > Picture > Crop, (or) click Crop tool on Picture toolbar

Format > Picture > Crop
(No tool for dragging crop area)

Create captions for graphics

Select graphic; Insert > Reference > Caption

Select graphic; Insert > Caption

Annotate graphics

Use drawing objects; group, or place in frame or on drawing canvas (XP)

Place all objects in a frame

Insert watermark

Format > Background > Printed Watermark > Picture (or Text) Watermark

Format > Page > Background tab
or create drawing object, Wrap > In Background, Anchor > To Page

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