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Inserting, Editing, and Linking Text Frames

A text frame is a container for text and graphics that you can place anywhere on a page. You can also use a frame to apply a column layout to text.

Inserting Text Frames

  1. Select the text that you want to include in the frame.

  2. Choose \<emph\>Insert - Frame\</emph\>, and click OK.

Editing Text Frames

Hiding Text From Printing

Any Writer text frame can be set to a mode which allows viewing the text on screen, but hides the text from printing.

  1. Select the text frame (you see the eight handles).

  2. Choose Format - Frame and Object - Properties - Options.

  3. In the \<emph\>Properties\</emph\> area, unmark the \<emph\>Print\</emph\> check box and click \<emph\>OK\</emph\>.

Linking Text Frames

You can link Writer text frames so that their contents automatically flow from one frame to another.

  1. Click the edge of a frame that you want to link. Selection handles appear on the edges of the frame.

  2. On the Frame Bar, click the Link Frames icon Icon.

  3. Click the frame that you want to link to.

You can only link frames if:

When you select a linked frame, a line is displayed that connects the linked frames.

Note Icon

The AutoSize feature is available only for the last frame in a chain of linked frames.