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Posted: 28 Sep 2006
 

Cropping Graphics in OpenOffice.org 2.0 Writer

You don't need a separate graphics program to crop the images you place in your OpenOffice.org 2.0 Writer documents. Here's a tip that shows how to crop them directly in your document.

  1. Insert an image in your document by selecting Insert | Picture | From File.
  2. Select the image.
  3. Right-click anywhere on the image and select Picture from the menu that results.
  4. Click the Crop tab.
  5. To keep the image size, select Keep Scale.
  6. Change the values in the Left, Right, Top, and Bottom boxes to crop your image as you want it to appear.
  7. The black box in the preview window will show you where your image is being cropped.
  8. Click OK to accept the crop.
  9. To reverse the crop, follow steps 2-5 above and change the values in the Left, Right, Top, and Bottom boxes back to 0.

To see a flash demonstration of this tip, click the play button below.

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