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OpenOffice Writer 3.x Guide
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When you insert a new image, you may need to modify it to make it more suitable for fitting into the document. The placement of the picture relative to the text is discussed in Positioning graphics within the text. This section describes the use of the Picture toolbar, resizing, and cropping, as well as a workaround to rotate a picture.

Image:documentation_note.png Although OOo provides many tools for working with images, for best results it is generally better to use an image manipulation program such as GIMP, to modify images (for example, to crop, resize, rotate, and change color values) and then insert the result into OOo. GIMP is an open-source graphics program that can be downloaded from

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