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[SOLVED] How to increase the length of a line object is Writer

asked 2019-01-29 05:30:47 +0100

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In Writer, when I type a letter, as usual I try to add a line by Insert / Shape / Line / Line. But it turned out that the line I had made was not long enough and didn't match what I wanted. therefore, I tried to find the toolbar menu to add to the length of the line, but I did not find it. So I added manually by selecting the line object which turned out to be not straight. does someone know where I can find the settings?

Thank for help.


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answered 2019-01-29 16:07:18 +0100

If you have a simple straight line (with 2 points), then it's easy to set orthogonal line's length using its Position and Size dialog, where you set e.g. its height to 0 (for horizontal lines) and width to desired value.

You also could use grid (and snap to it) - see OptionsWriterGrid.

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Thank you for the solution, Mike. This is what i mean.

Aixh gravatar imageAixh ( 2019-01-30 00:53:23 +0100 )edit

answered 2019-01-29 12:34:13 +0100

Aixh gravatar image

thank you in advance for being willing to answer my question, but that is not the answer I meant, because if that is the case I also understand. But what I mean is how to add a line length in units of several sizes (cm / mm / inch) without having to create a new line object while pressing the shift key.

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answered 2019-01-29 09:45:37 +0100

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updated 2019-01-29 09:47:11 +0100

In order to draw an horizontal (or vertical) line, press Shift while drawing it. To edit an object, once you selected it with one click, you can:

  • Use the Side Bar → Properties tab → Position and Size
  • Right click on the object → Position and Size
  • Pick one of the handlers and just stretch it (if you do so by holding Shift the object will keep its orientation / proportion)

Please don't use the "community wiki" option to post questions!

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OK, I don't understand because I don't know. Hopefully next time I don't do this again

Aixh gravatar imageAixh ( 2019-01-29 12:33:33 +0100 )edit
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