I’d appreciate some help with this before I scrap the whole thing and start using something else even more difficult.
I’m preparing a brochure for a local music venue, and I’m using LibreOffice Writer to lay out the text and images. I want to be able to set up two (or three) columns of images, each with a caption beneath. I’ve been playing with Frames for the first time, and it all seems unnecessarily complicated.
I’ve introduced a frame with two columns, and imported the photos. So far, so …
Hang on. I’ve got the first photo to sit flush with the left border of the frame, but I simply can’t get the second one to align with the right border. If I select the image and choose Align right from the dropdown, it goes back to the left-hand side. If I push it slightly too far to the right, it flies down to the next level. (I’m using a trackpad on a Dell laptop, and I don’t have a mouse for fine working.)
Second: I don’t want to use the inbuilt ‘caption’ tool, because that seems better suited to a textbook. (Illustration 1 and so forth.) I figure that by introducing a new frame underneath, again arranged into columns, and then type the captions straight into that, they should align with the photos. But the frame keeps wanting to become a header on the first page. Every time I try resizing it to align with the frame immediately above it, it shoots off to the very start of the document.
Before I default to Plan B (‘F— this!’) and try to teach myself Scribus instead, can anyone please suggest an easy workaround? By which I mean one that doesn’t entail a load of geekspeak about OLE, OOBE, macros, and things i have neither the time nor the inclination to explore. I’ve downloaded the official manual for Writer, and I haven’t (yet) found any useful tips in its 453 pages.
I’m using Version: 22.214.171.124
Build ID: 1:6.0.3~rc2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1~lo2
CPU threads: 2; OS: Linux 4.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk2;
Locale: en-GB (en_GB.UTF-8); Calc: group
on a Dell Latitude D531 laptop. No mouse. No real desire to buy a mouse. Not much patience left.
Thanks in advance …