Specifies the size and the position of the selected object or frame on a page.
Enter the width that you want for the selected object.
Calculates the width of the selected object as a percentage of the width of the text area of the paragraph it is anchored to.
Relative width relation
Decides what 100% width means: either text area (excluding margins) or the entire page (including margins).
Enter the height that you want for the selected object.
Calculates the height of the selected object as a percentage of the height of the text area of the paragraph it is anchored to.
Relative height relation
Decides what 100% height means: either text area (excluding margins) or the entire page (including margins).
Maintains the height and width ratio when you change the width or the height setting.
Resets the size settings of the selected object to the original values.
This option is not available for frames.
Automatically adjusts the width or height of a frame to match the contents of the frame. If you want, you can specify a minimum width or minimum height for the frame.
The Automatic option is only available when you select a frame.
Specify the anchoring options for the selected object or frame. The anchor options are not available when you open the dialogue box from the Styles window.
Anchors the selection to the current page.
Anchors the selection to the current paragraph.
Anchors the selection to a character.
Anchors the selection as character. The height of the current line is resized to match the height of the selection.
Specify the location of the selected object on the current page.
Select the horizontal alignment option for the object. This option is not available if you chose "anchor as character".
Enter the amount of space to leave between the left edge of the selected object and the reference point that you select in the To box. This option is only available if you select "From Left" in the Horizontal box.
Select the reference point for the selected horizontal alignment option.
You can see the result of the alignments options that you select in the Preview box.
Mirror on even pages
Reverses the current horizontal alignment settings on even pages.
You can also use the Image flip options to adjust the layout of objects on even and odd pages.
Select the vertical alignment option for the object.
If you anchor an object to a frame with a fixed height, only the "Bottom" and "Centre" alignment options are available.
Enter the amount of space to leave between the top edge of the selected object and the reference point that you select in the To box. This option is only available if you select "From Top" or "From Bottom" (as character) in the Vertical box.
Select the reference point for the selected vertical alignment option.
Follow text flow
Keeps the selected object within the layout boundaries of the text that the object is anchored to. To place the selected object anywhere in your document, do not select this option.
By default, the Follow text flow option is selected when you open a document that was created in a version of Writer older than OpenOffice.org 2.0. However, this option is not selected when you create a document or when you open a document in Microsoft Word format (*.doc).
The green rectangle represents the selected object and the red rectangle represents the alignment reference point. If you anchor the object as a character, the reference rectangle changes to a red line.