Work with graphics

To do this…

In Microsoft Word…

In OpenOffice.org Writer…

Create Drawing objects

(Word 2000) View > Toolbars > Drawing; (XP) Insert > Picture > New Drawing

Click Show Draw Functions icon

Combine graphics objects and drawing objects

(Word 2000) Edit > Picture > Reset Picture Boundary; (XP) Use drawing canvas

Place all objects in a frame

Insert graphics files into a text document (embed or link)

Insert > Picture > From File, choose Insert or As Link

Insert > Graphics > From File

Anchor graphics

Format > Picture > Layout > Advanced > Picture Position

Use icons on Graphics object bar, or right-click and choose from pop-up menu, or Format > Graphics

Wrap text around graphics

Format > Picture (or Object) > Layout

Use icons on Graphics object bar, or right-click and choose from pop-up menu, or Format > Graphics > Wrap

Crop graphics

Format > Picture > Cop, (or) click Crop tool on Picture toolbar

Format > Graphics > Crop

Create captions for graphics

Select graphic; Insert > Reference > Caption

Select graphic; Insert > Caption

Annotate graphics

Use drawing objects; group, or place in frame or on drawing canvas (XP)

Place all objects in a frame

Insert watermark

Format > Background > Printed Watermark > Picture (or Text) Watermark

Format > Page Style > Background
(or) create drawing object, Arrange > To Background, Anchor > To Page

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