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Adding Text

There are several types of text you can add to a drawing or presentation:

Adding a Text Frame

  1. Click the Text icon Icon and move the mouse pointer to where you want to enter the text box.

  2. Drag a text frame to the size you want in your document.

  3. Type or paste your text in the text frame.

Double-click the text to edit it or to format text properties, such as font size or font color. Click the border of the text object to edit the object properties, such as border color or arranging in front or behind other objects.

Fitting Text to Frames

  1. Create a text frame as described in the steps above. The size of the frame determines the size of the text.

  2. With the text object selected, choose \<emph\>Format - Text\</emph\>. The \<emph\>Text\</emph\> dialog opens.

  3. On the \<emph\>Text\</emph\> tab page, clear the \<emph\>Fit height to text\</emph\> checkbox, then select the \<emph\>Fit to frame\</emph\> checkbox. Click \<emph\>OK\</emph\>.

  4. Now you can resize the text box to change the size and shape of the text characters.

Text Tied to a Graphic

You can add text to any graphic after double-clicking the graphic.

To determine the position of the text, use the settings in Format - Text.

  1. For example, click the arrow next to the Callouts icon Icon to open the Callouts toolbar.

  2. Select a callout and move the mouse pointer to where you want the callout to start.

  3. Drag to draw the callout.

  4. Enter the text.

Copying Text

  1. Select the text in your Writer document.

  2. Copy the text to the clipboard (\<emph\>Edit - Copy\</emph\>).

  3. Click the page or slide where you want to paste the text.

  4. Paste the text using \<emph\>Edit - Paste\</emph\> or \<emph\>Edit - Paste special\</emph\>.

    Using \<emph\>Paste special\</emph\>, you can choose the text format to be pasted. Depending on formats, you can copy different text attributes.

Importing Text

  1. Click the page or slide where you want to import the text.

  2. Choose \<emph\>Insert - File\</emph\>.

  3. Select a text file (*.txt) or an HTML file and click \<emph\>Insert\</emph\>. The \<emph\>Insert Text\</emph\> dialog opens. Click \<emph\>OK\</emph\> to insert the text.