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Inserts a frame that you can use to create a layout of one or more columns of text and objects.

Choose Insert - Frame

Choose Format - Frame and Object - Properties

Open Insert toolbar, click

Insert Frame Manually

To edit a frame, click the border to select it, and then choose Format - Frame and Object - Properties. You can also resize or move a selected frame using special shortcut keys.

To delete a frame, click the border of the frame, and then press Delete.

If you see small red arrows at the beginning and the end of text in frame, use the arrow keys to scroll through the remaining text.

In the preview area of the Frame dialog, the frame is represented by a green rectangle, and the reference area by a red rectangle.

You can also preview the effects when you change the frame anchor to "As Character". The "Baseline" is drawn in red, "Character" is the font height, and "line" is the height of the line, including the frame.


Specifies the size and the position of the selected object or frame on a page.


Specifies properties for the selected object, graphic or frame.


Specify the way you want text to wrap around an object. You can also specify the spacing between the text and the object.


Specify the properties of the hyperlink for the selected graphic, frame or OLE object.


Sets the border options for the selected objects in Writer or Calc.


Set the background color or graphic.


Specifies the number of columns and the column layout for a page style, frame, or section.


Specifies the macro to run when you click a graphic, frame, or an OLE object.


Resets modified values back to the LibreOffice default values.

Icon on the Insert toolbar:

Draws a frame where you drag in the document. Click the arrow next to the icon to select the number of columns for the frame.

Insert Frame Manually

Related Topics

Using Shortcut Keys (LibreOffice Writer Accessibility)

Inserting, Editing, and Linking Text Frames