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DrawingLinesinText
Thereareanumberofwaystoaddlinestoapageoftextandanylinesthatareincorporated
inadocumentcanhaveattributesdefined,suchastheangle,width,colour,etcetera,however
theuserchooses.
Herearesomewaystoaddlines.
UsetheshortcutsdescribedunderThreeidenticalcharacterswillbecomeawholelineon
page96.
ApplythepresetparagraphstyleHorizontalLinebyplacingthecursoronablankline
anddouble­clickingtheHorizontalLinestyleintheStylesandFormattingwindow.
IftheentryforhorizontallinesisnotvisibleinthelistofParagraphStyles,switchthe
viewintheStylesandFormattingwindowfrom“Automatic”to“AllStyles”.
Drawalineabove,besideorbelowaparagraphbychoosingFormat­Paragraph>
Borders.ThisfunctionisexplainedindetailintheOpenOffice.orgHelp.
Topersonallydefinethelineattributesanddirection,usetheLinedrawingobjectas
follows:
1. OntheStandardtoolbar,clicktheShowDrawFunctionsicontoopentheDraw
Functionstoolbar.
2. ClicktheLineicon.Themousepointerchangestoacross­hairsymbolwithaline
besideit.
3. Inadocument,locatewherethelineshouldbegin,click,holddownthemousebutton
anddragtothepointwheretoendtheline.HoldingdowntheShiftkey,restricts
drawingtohorizontal,vertical,anddiagonallinesonly.
4. Releasethemousebuttononcethelinehasthedesireddirectionandlength.
5. Todrawmorelines,repeatsteps2and3.
6. EndthisfunctionbypressingtheEsckeyorbyclickingtheSelectioniconfromthe
DrawFunctionsfloatingtoolbar.
7. Oncealllinesarecomplete,selectallofthelinesatthesametimebyclickingeach
linewhileholdingdowntheShiftkey.Byusingthismultipleselectionmethod,one
canassignallofthemacommoncolour,widthoranyotherattributeasneeded.
Note:IftheselinesorotherdrawobjectsareexportedinatextdocumenttoHTML,Beawarethatsuchobjects
“arenotdefinedaspartoftheInternetpagedescriptionlanguageHTMLandarethereforenotexporteddirectly
intoHTMLformatbut“areexportedasgraphics.
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Chapter3:ManagingTextDocumentsWithWriter
EditingTextWith
FontWork
TheFontWorkprogrammoduleisusedforgraphicaltexteffectsinasimilarmannertothe
WordArt®functionavailablewithMicrosoftOffice.Ifthisfunctionalityisneeded,hereis
theproceduretofollow:
1. OpentheDrawingFunctionsfloatingtoolbarfromtheMaintoolbar.
2. SelecttheTexticon.
3. Drawatextframeonthepage.
4. Enterthetext,forexample“FontWork”.
5. ChooseFormat>Object>FontWork.ThisopenstheFontWorkwindow,fromwhich
toselectthedesiredeffects:
6. Clicktheupper­lefticonwiththesemicircletodisplaythetextasacurve.
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7. ClickVerticalintheShadowoptions.Specify0.10inchesforthex­axisshadowdistance.
Thetextshouldnowappearsimilartotheillustration.
8. Sincethefirstandlastlettersmaynotbeeasytosee,inserttwoblankspacesbeforeand
afterthetext.double­clickthetext,editit,andthenclickoutsidetheobject.
9. SelectingtheFontWorkobjectcauseseighthandlesappearwhichcanbeusedtochange
thesizeandshapeofanobject.Forexample,dragoneofthehandlesinthedesired
direction.
10.FinishedFontWorkobjectscanbecopiedtotheclipboardandsopastedintoother
documentsformodification,sizingorotherattributes.
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Chapter3:ManagingTextDocumentsWithWriter
AligningTextWithLines
Aligningtextonafreeformline
1.DrawafreeformlineusingthefreeformlinefunctionontheDrawFunctionsfloating
toolbar.
2.Double­clickontheline.
3.Enterthedesiredtextorcopyitfromtheclipboard.
4.ChooseFormat>Object>FontWork.
5.ClickforexampleontheRotateicon.
Aligningtextwithstraightlines
Slantingtextsothatitfollowsananglefromonepointonthetextpagetoanotherpointuses
asimilarproceduretoaligningtextonafreeformline.Here'show:
1. Usingthedrawfunctions,drawastraightlinefromonepointtoanother.
2. Inthelistboxontheobjectbar,selectthelinestyle“Invisible”.
3. Double­clickontheline,whichisnowinvisible(butthetwoendsmaystillbeseen).
4. Double­clickexactlybetweenthem.
5. Enterthetext.
6. Clickoutsidethelineobject.
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TheNavigator
TheNavigatorisanotherimportantfeatureofOpenOffice.orgthat,alongwiththeStylesand
Formattingwindow,thathelpsmanageformatteddocuments.
ActivatetheNavigatorbyclickingthecorrespondingitemintheEditmenu.
Inparticular,theNavigatorhelpsonetonavigate,ormoveaccurately,tothepartsofa
documentrequiredandprovidesdetailedinformationaboutthecontentofthedocumentinan
understandablemanner.
Intextdocuments,theNavigatorprovidescompletelistsofallheading,graphics,“tableset
ceterainadocument.Simplenavigation,suchasgoingstraighttoaspecificplaceina
document,onlyrequiresdouble­clickingthedesiredentryintheHeaderlist.Besidessimple
navigation,theNavigatorcandomuchmoreinassistinguserstomanagedocuments.For
example,adocumentisstructuredusingheadings,throughtheNavigator,ausercanchange
thesequenceandhierarchicallevelsofwholechaptersandsub­chaptersquiteeasilyby
clickingtheappropriateiconsintheNavigator.
TheNavigatorcanbedockedtotheedgeofawindowusingtheproceduredescribedunder
Dockingwindowsonpage18.
JumpingFromOneObjecttoAnotherinText
ClickingtheNavigationiconintheNavigatorwindowtoolbaropenstheNavigation
window.
ThisNavigationwindowhasfunctionstoallowmovementinadocumentfromoneobject
(graphic,table,etcetera)tothenextorpreviousoneofthesametype.
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Forexample,clicktheNavigationiconintheNavigatorwindowandintheNavigation
windowclicktheGraphicsicon.ThegraphicobjecttypewillbeselectedandtheNavigation
windowwilldisappearimmediatelysothattheusercanaccessthePreviousandNexticons
intheNavigatorwindowtoolbar.PresseitherthePreviousorNexticonstosearchforthe
nextnearestgraphicinthatdirection.
IntheNavigationwindow,thedouble­arrowsattheright­handendofthetoolbarmayalsobe
usedtosearch.
Note:TohavetheNavigationwindowstayopen,firstgrabit'sbluetitlebaranddragitawayfromit'sinitial
position.Anydistancewilldo.Nowitwillstayontopuntilclosed.
AnotherwaytoaccesstheNavigationwindowcanbefoundintheverticalscroll
baratthebottomright­handsideofthedocumentwindow.
WhentheNavigationdoublearrowsintheverticalscrollbarappearblack,a
usercanmovethroughthedocumentpage­by­page.Likewise,ifthearrows
appearblue,onecansearchtoeachobjectofthesamecategorythathasbeenlast
selectedintheNavigationwindow.
JumpingFromOneRemindertoAnother
UsetheNavigatortosettemporaryremindersthatstayineffectuntilthedocumentisclosed.
Thisishandywhenlookinguporaddingsomethinglaterasitmakesiteasytomovebetween
particularlocationsinthedocument.Forexample:
1. Positionthecursorwherethereminderistobeset.
2. ClicktheSetRemindericonintheNavigator.Thereminderwillnotbevisibleinthe
document.
3. Whenjumpingtoareminder,selecttheReminderentryintheNavigationwindowand
onecannowmovethroughtheremindersbyclickingthePreviousandNextarrows.
JumpingtoaSpecificPage
MovingquicklytoparticularpagesinlongdocumentsiseasyeveniftheNavigatorisnot
openedordocked.
Double­clickthecurrentpagenumberontheStatusbar,andtheNavigatorwindowswitches
betweenopenandclosed.
EnterthenumberofthetargetpagenumberintothespinbuttonatthetopoftheNavigator
panel.Afterashortdelaythepageisautomaticallydisplayed.PressEnterandthecursoris
automaticallyplacedatthetopofthatpage.
Akeyboardshortcut,Ctrl+Shift+F5,placesthecursorintheNavigatorpagespinbutton.
IftheNavigatorisinactiveitisopenedfirst.
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ChaptersinNavigator
Inlongdocuments,usetheNavigatortoobtainanoverviewandchangethesequenceof
chaptersortheirlevelinthehierarchyofchaptersandsub­chapters.Theonlyconditionis
that“Heading”ParagraphStylesmustbeappliedtothechapterheadings(orchoosethe
ParagraphStyleswhichwillberecognisedasheadingsunderTools>OutlineNumbering).
Draganddroptochangethesequenceofchapters.Userscanalsodothisbyclickingonthe
PromoteChapterandDemotechaptericons.Thecontentofthechaptersandofthe
relevantsubsectionsisofcoursealsomoved.
Tomovethechapterheadingswithoutmovingtheircontents,draganddropwhileholding
downtheCtrlkey.(TheDragModeicononlyaffectsdraganddropbehaviourbetween
Navigatoranddocument).Whenusingthisfunction,switchonHeadingLevelsShownby
clickingontherelevanticonintheNavigator,toseewhatishappeninginthedocument.
OtherNavigatorFeatures
Whenonewantstoknowabouttheobjectsinadocument,theNavigatorcanbeveryhelpful,
particularlyinlongerdocuments,.Forexample,thereisanHTMLpageopen,theNavigator
tellsataglancewhichhyperlinksthepagecontainsincludinganyhiddenhyperlinks.
However,hiddenhyperlinkswillbewithoutreferencetext.
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IndexesandTablesofContentsinWriter
Writerdocumentscancontainanynumberofpredefinedoruser­definedindexes.For
example,userscanhaveatableofcontents,alphabeticalindex,illustrationindexand/or
bibliography.
DefiningIndex/TableofContentsEntries
Thefirststepinpreparingindexes,suchasatableofcontentsorotherindex,istodetermine
whichentriesinthedocumentshouldbeincluded.
Firstdefineentriesfortheindex(es)asentriesinthedocumentinthefollowingmanner:
1. Selectthewordorwordsinthedocumentwhicharetobelistedintheindex.Several
wordscanbeselectedbyholdingdowntheShiftkeyiftheyarelistedoneafterthe
other,orbyholdingdowntheCtrlkeyiftheyarespacedapart.Whenselectingasingle
word,simplypositionthecursorintheword–itdoesnotneedtobehighlighted.Fora
TableofContents,usingHeadingsiseasiest.
2. EntertheselectedwordsinanindexbychoosingInsert>IndexesandTables>Entries.
Ifadifferenttermtoappearintheindex,enteritintheEntryfield.Forexample,one
couldenter“dictionary,defining”,whereasonlytheword”dictionary”appearsinthetext.
Todefineallsimilarwordsinatextasentries,selectInsert>IndexesandTables>
EntryandcheckApplytoallsimilartexts.
Toincludethewordsinaseparateindexwithanameofone'schoice,clickonthe
NewUser­definedIndexiconintheInsertIndexEntrydialogue.Thisopensa
dialogueinwhichtoenteranamefortheindex.Thisnamelaterappearsasthetitleofthe
index.Thetitleofanindexcanbechangedwithoutthecontentoftheindexchanging.
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EditingorDeletingIndexandTableEntries
Alldefinedindexentriesareshadedgrayinthedocumentforeasyrecognitionbut,which,is
neverbeprinted.Ifdisplayoftheshadedentrieson­screenisunwanted,switchthe
highlightingonoroffusingView>FieldShadings.
1. Toeditanentry,placethecursorimmediatelybeforeorinsideit.
2. ThenchooseEdit>IndexEntry.
3. AlterthetextintheEntrytextboxasneeded.
4. ClickontheDeletebuttontodeletethisentryfromthelist.
Ifthedisplayedtextoftheentryismodified,thealteredtextisinsertedintothegenerated
index.Onlyathingraymarkinthedocumentremainswheretheentrywas.Toeditanentry
suchasthis,placethecursordirectlyafterthethinmarkandchooseEdit>IndexEntry.
UsethearrowbuttonsintheEdit>IndexEntrydialoguetoswitchtothenextorprevious
entryofthesameindextype.
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CreatingaTableofContents
1. Placethecursoratthelocationatwhichtocreatethetableofcontents.
2. ChooseInsert>IndexesandTables>IndexesandTables.TheInsertIndex/Table
dialogueappears.ClicktheIndex/Tabletabandselect“TableofContents”as
Type(thefirsttimethisdialogueisstarted,thistabpageandtypearealreadyselected).
3. ClickonOKtocreatethetableofcontentsfromtheheadingsandentriesalreadydefined.
4. Toinsertadditionalparagraphsofanotherparagraphstyleintothetableofcontents,check
AdditionalStyles
5. Clicktheiconnexttotheboxtoopenthedialogue
6. Definetheparagraphstylesthatarealsotoappearinthetableofcontentsandthelevel
theyaretobeshown.Clickthe
iconnearOutlinetoopentheAssignStyles
dialogue.Thisdialoguesetsparagraphstylesforeachleveloftheindex,startingatthetop
level.
i. Selectoneoftheexistingdocumentparagraphstylesfromwhichtogenerate
eachentryatthisleveloftheindex.
Whenchangingheadings,rearrangingtheirsequenceorinsertingnewchapters,remember
“toupdatethetableofcontentsasfollows:
PlacethecursorintheTableofContents.
Rightclicktoactivethecontextmenu
SelectUpdateIndex/Table.
SelectTools>Update>AllIndexesandTablestoupdatealltheindexesandtablesof
contentsinadocument.
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