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How can I insert a Textbox?

asked 2012-03-04 23:48:12 +0200

yakuzah gravatar image

updated 2013-01-19 19:36:14 +0200

manj_k gravatar image

I am trying my hardest to like Libreoffice but the simplest things seem impossible at the moment.

My Wife and I run a Pre-School for young children and make fun nameplates for their lunch-boxes. When we used Apple Pages we would just add a JPG-GFX file into a pages blank document, click on TEXTBOX and draw a textbox into the blank nameplate area and insert the child's name.

I have read the Libreoffice instructions which appear to instruct me to carry out the task in a similar way, but the TEXTBOX button and any options regarding textboxes are no where to be seen!

I have read the Help areas on the web, but the button indicated to be used for this task is not visible at all.

Can anyone help please? It's so infuriating, and is not helping me migrate to this office suite.

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Very glad you asked this and that many people responded. Will try out their answers, in the hope that the first one I try does the trick..

ITStruggler ( 2014-02-17 09:23:36 +0200 )edit

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answered 2012-03-05 00:49:39 +0200

Pedro gravatar image

Under View, Toolbars, click on Drawing. The Drawing toolbar will show up at the bottom of the Writer window. The textbox icon is the big T.

Each Office suite has it's own characteristics but if you really would like to migrate you need to accept these differences and take time to learn. There will always be someone around to help if you can't find a solution ;)

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answered 2013-04-13 14:38:42 +0200

2ud gravatar image

Actually, easier as follows: Go to libre writer Click on VIEW, then TOOLBARS then DRAWING

In Drawing toolbar, click on T for text box or on the text balloon agape for a text balloon

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answered 2012-03-07 14:55:51 +0200

cloph gravatar image

For more "fancy" looking text (curved text, text along a line, text with slanted shadow, etc.) you might also have a look at Font Work (using the "Font Work Gallery" button in the drawing toolbar). It might not be the most intuitive feature though...

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answered 2012-03-05 17:39:03 +0200

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updated 2012-03-05 19:25:43 +0200

I think you just want to display a name under the picture. If so, insert a picture and then left click to the picture. And then Add - Caption. Write the name you want in the caption area and click OK. I hope this helps.

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answered 2013-04-13 14:33:26 +0200

2ud gravatar image


Here's how https://help.libreoffice.org/Writer/Inserting,_Editing,_and_Linking_Text_Frames

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answered 2014-03-22 15:53:31 +0200

bzand gravatar image

go to view toolbars text than you can drag the new toolbar toc the toolbar on the top of the page

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