Welcome to OpenOffice video.
In this video, we will cover inserting pictures.
First we will get a picture.
First we select text, we go to Insert-Picture from file and we select a tree.
Now click Open.
Here we have the tree that was on my desktop, in a file.
We will change the size, this is a bit big.
We move to one of the corners, you see this green box, when we move the hand over, the hand symbol changes to a double pointed arrow.
We click it and we change the size of the picture.
We can drag it where we want to, and we can drop it here.
If we click the right mouse button, we get a whole menu of options.
First, Alignment, you can put it to left, right and center.
Importantly, you can make the text wrap around it, we can say Page Wrap and it wraps around it both sides.
If you say Wrap-Optimal Page Wrap, it decides what is best and usually it is one-sided.
You can say Wrap Through and it goes through and behind the picture.
You can say In Background and now the picture goes behind the text.
We usually will do Page Wrap and the text adjusts automatically which is very neat.
Sometimes you only want to display part of the picture.
You want to crop it.
This is a little bit less convenient than in Microsoft Office, for example.
You go to the Menu, right mouse, Picture, then you have a Crop window here.
Let’s say we want to cut the stem off.
At bottom, we will remove 2 inches, click OK.
Now you see the stem has been removed.
We can resize it now, this picture becomes big, but if we go to picture, then draw box around this and show little bit of the stem, click OK and here you see it.
Also very convenient is to title your picture, so you can include them in indexes, etc.
Go to Menu, select Caption, call this “tree without stem” -you see it adds a number, click OK.
It adds it below.
This is usually more convenient than in Microsoft Word, where all the time the captions keep floating away from the pictures themselves.
Alright, these are the most important picture functions.
There is a lot more to do with pictures, you can create your own drawings and insert them.
We will cover that at a later date.
I hope you find the information useful.
If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments.