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How To Insert Picture from File

OpenOffice Draw Insert Menu Picture From File
OpenOffice Draw Insert Menu Picture From File
To insert an Image go to the Menu Bar and select Insert > Picture > From File.

This will open up the Insert Picture Window.
OpenOffice Draw Insert Picture Window
OpenOffice Draw Insert Picture Window


Select your desired Image and hit the Open button.

OpenOffice Draw Image
OpenOffice Draw Image
The Image will appear on the page with 8 Green Square Resizing Handles around it.


How To Free Rotate an Image

OpenOffice Draw Selected Image
OpenOffice Draw Selected Image
Assuming you already have an image on your page, move the cursor over it and select it so that there will be 8 Green Squares around it.

OpenOffice Draw Drawing Toolbar
OpenOffice Draw Drawing Toolbar




OpenOffice Draw Effects Icon
OpenOffice
Draw Effects
Icon



Go to the Drawing Toolbar on the bottom of the page and select the down arrow on the right side of the Effects Icon, which will open a popup menu.

OpenOffice Draw Effects Popup Menu
OpenOffice Draw
Effects Popup Menu
Select the 1st Icon for Rotation.

OpenOffice Draw Image with Rotation Handles
OpenOffice Draw Image with Rotation Handles
The 8 Green Squares around the Image will change to 8 Red Circles.

4 Arrows in each corner will be for Free Rotating the Image.

To Free Rotate, move the cursor over 1 of the corner Arrows.

The cursor will change to a Rotation Handle.

OpenOffice Draw Image Rotated Clockwise
OpenOffice Draw Image Rotated Clockwise
Hold down your mouse button and move in a Clockwise or Counterclockwise direction.

OpenOffice Draw Image Rotated Counterclockwise
OpenOffice Draw Image
Rotated Counterclockwise
Then you will have a Rotated Object or Image as the case may be.


How To Flip an Image Vertically or Horizontally

OpenOffice Draw Modify Menu Flip Vertically
OpenOffice Draw Modify Menu Flip Vertically
To Flip an Image Vertically, assuming that your Image is already selected on the page with 8 Green Squares around it, go up to the Menu Bar and select Modify > Flip > Vertically.

OpenOffice Draw Image Flipped Vertically
OpenOffice Image Flipped Vertically
The resulting Image will be flipped Upside Down compared to the Original Image.





OpenOffice Draw Modify Menu Flip Horizontally
OpenOffice Draw Modify Menu Flip Horizontally
To Flip the Image Horizontally, select Modify > Flip > Horizontally.




















OpenOffice Draw Image Flipped Horizontally
OpenOffice Draw Image Flipped Horizontally
The resulting Image will face the Opposite Direction compared to the Original Image.