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OpenOffice Writer User Guide
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Applying frame styles

Whenever you insert an object into a document, it will automatically have a frame around it. Some designers like to add frame styles to introduce variation. For example, you could have two different frame styles for graphics: one that is centered for small graphics and another that is left-aligned for graphics that take up the entire width of the main frame. In such a case, you will need to add at least one frame style.

To apply a style to a frame:

  1. Select the frame.

  2. Bring up the Styles and Formatting window (for example, by pressing F11).

  3. Click the Frame Styles icon (the third one from the left).

  4. Double-click the frame style you want.


When a frame is selected, the Apply Style window at the left of the formatting toolbar displays frame styles. You can use this to change the style of a frame.

Most of a frame’s design can be set in the style. However, the following options must be set manually:

  • Anchoring: how the frame is positioned in relation to the rest of the page’s contents (Format > Anchor).

  • Arrangement: the frame’s position in a stack of objects (Format > Arrange).

  • Adding a hyperlink: so that a click on the frame opens a Web page or another document in an HTML file (Insert > Hyperlink).

The right-click menu also has items for anchoring and arrangement, as well as for wrap and alignment (Figure 215).


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