Draw Guide: A guide to using the Draw component of OpenOffice

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Title: Draw Guide: A guide to using the Draw component of OpenOffice.org Version: 1.0 First edition: October 2004
Contents
Overview … vi
Copyright and trademark information … vi
Feedback … vi
Acknowledgments … vi
Modifications and updates … vi
Introduction to Draw … 1
The Workplace … 2
The Toolbars … 3
The Function Bar … 3
The Object Bar … 4
The Main Toolbar … 4
The Color Bar … 5
The Option Bar … 6
The Rulers … 6
The Status Bar … 7
Drawing Basic Shapes … 8
Drawing a segment of a straight line … 8
Drawing a rectangle … 11
Drawing a circle … 11
The Basic Drawing Shapes … 12
The Texts … 12
Rectangles and Squares … 14
Circles, Ellipses and Arcs … 14
3D Objects … 16
Curves … 17
Lines and Arrows … 18
Connectors … 19
Connector drawing basics … 19
Connector toolbar … 21
Draw Guide i Editing Gluepoints … 21
Editing Objects Part I … 24
Selection modes … 24
Changing the selection mode … 25
Selecting Objects … 25
Direct selection … 25
Selection by framing … 25
Selecting hidden objects … 26
Arranging objects … 26
Selecting several objects … 26
Moving and Dynamically Adjusting the Size of an Object … 27
Dynamic movement of objects … 27
Dynamic size modification of objects … 27
Rotating an Object … 28
Inclination … 28
Editing Object Points … 29
Direct operation … 29
How curves work … 30
The Bezier Curve Toolbar … 30
The three kinds of tangent … 30
Examples … 31
Editing Objects Part II … 36
Changing Object Attributes … 36
Changing Attributes using the Context Menu … 36
The Object Toolbar … 37
Line type … 37
Choosing line attributes from the object toolbar … 39
Area Fill … 40
Choosing area fill patterns from the object toolbar … 45
The Text Object Edit Toolbar … 45
Manual Editing of Object Size and Position … 45
Draw Guide ii Entering Position and Size data … 46
Size Data Entry … 46
Angle of Rotation Data Entry … 46
Inclination Data Entry … 47
Using the Stylist … 48
Applying a Style … 49
Changing a Style … 51
Creating a New Style … 51
Special Transformations … 51
Flip … 52
3D Rotation Objects … 53
Distort … 56
Dynamic Transparency Gradient Definition … 57
Dynamic Gradient Definition … 58
Managing 3D Objects and Bitmaps … 59
Managing 3D Objects … 59
Rotating 3D objects … 59
3D effects … 60
Buttons available in pages … 60
Favorites page … 60
Geometry Management page … 62
Shading page … 65
Illumination page … 67
Texture Management page … 68
Materials Management page … 71
Managing Bitmaps … 72
The Bitmap Image Toolbar … 72
Bitmap Image Management Palette … 73
Combining Multiple Objects … 78
Grouping and Combining Objects … 78
Grouping Functions … 78
Draw Guide iii Group by common selection … 78
Maintaining groups and group dissociation … 78
Editing individual objects in a group … 79
Combination Functions … 80
Shape Merge Functions … 81
Merge … 81
Subtract … 82
Intersect … 83
Putting the Shape Merge Functions to use … 84
Aids for Object Positioning … 85
Aligning Objects … 85
Distribution of Objects … 87
Managing Object Arrangement … 89
Additional Tools … 92
Drawing Aid Tools … 92
Choosing Scale and Managing Zoom Values … 92
Zoom using the status bar … 92
Zoom Toolbar … 93
Managing Layers … 94
Placing Objects … 95
The Magnetic Grid … 96
Capture Lines … 97
Dynamic insertion of a capture line … 97
Manual Insertion of a snap point or snap line … 98
Snapping to object border … 98
Snapping to page … 99
Displaying guides … 99
Specific Functions … 100
Duplication … 100
Cross-Fading … 101
Exchanging Objects with Other Programs … 103
Draw Guide iv Reminder Concerning Image Formats … 103
The Web export function … 104

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