Saving a Graphic into the Open Office Gallery for Furture Use
(This blog was written for versions of OpenOffice up to Version 3.4.0)
If you have a graphic that you may want to use later you may put it in the Open Office Gallery. The graphic can be something that has been downloaded from the Internet or received in an e mail etc. If it can be copied from there to an Open Office document it can then be placed into the Open Office Gallery.
Open the Open Office document containing the graphic. If the Gallery isn't showing, open the Gallery by choosing Tools > Gallery or left clicking on the Gallery icon in the Toolbar.
From the list of themes on the left had side of the Gallery, select the theme category you want to put the graphic into in the Gallery.
If you want to make a new theme, click New Theme at the top left of the Gallery window. In the 'Properties of New Theme' window that opens, type the new name and click OK. Then left click on that theme to select and open it in the Gallery.
Select the graphic that you want to put in the Gallery.
- Left click on it and release the mouse. (This leaves the green boxes around the graphic.)
- Now left click on the graphic and hold the mouse down on the graphic.
- Keep holding down for at least two seconds. Do not release the mouse.
- Drag the graphic into the gallery and release the mouse.
- The graphic is now stored in the Gallery.
The graphic may later be copied into an Open Office Writer, Calc, Presentation or Draw document which all have a Gallery Icon.
The graphic can also be copied from the Gallery to an Open Office Writer document and from there be copied and used in an email, a Word programme or Card Making programme etc.
The size of the graphic can be altered by selecting it with a left click. This puts the green handles around it. Clicking on a any of the green squares brings up a double ended arrow and the graphic can be dragged in or out to resize it. If one of the corner green squares is selected the arrow may be dragged in or out and this will keep the perspective of the graphic.
A click on the body of the graphic produces double arrows and the graphic can be moved to another position the page by dragging on it with the mouse.