Working with graphics
This is Chapter 8 of the OpenOffice.org 3 Writer Guide, produced by the OOoAuthors group. A PDF of this chapter is available from this wiki page. The PDFs are up to date for the second edition of the book, but not all of the wiki pages for this chapter have been updated yet. The only page not updated is the graphic file types page.
Graphics in Writer
When you create a text document using OpenOffice.org (OOo) Writer, you may need to include some graphic illustrations. Graphics are added to textual documents for a wide variety of reasons: from supporting the description provided in the text—such as that used in this Guide—to providing an immediate visual impact of the contents, such as what is often found in a newspaper.
Graphics in Writer are of three basic types:
- Image files, including photos, drawings, scanned images, and others
- Diagrams created using OOo’s drawing tools
- Charts created using OOo’s Chart facility
This chapter covers the first two types of graphic illustrations.
More detailed descriptions on working with drawing tools can be found in the Draw Guide and Impress Guide. Instructions on how to create charts are given in the Calc Guide.
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