Use the Draw Functions in OpenOffice 4 on a MacBook Air

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Hello, welcome to VisiHow. Today I'm going to show you how to use the draw functions in OpenOffice 4 when using a Macbook Air.

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    To start, you'll need to open the program, as I have done already, then you will need to select the draw functions button.
    You can find this next to the table on the top. Click that. This will bring up a menu at the bottom of the screen.
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    The first option we have to create lines, then we have a rectangle, ellipse.
    We can click ellipse and make a nice elliptical shape.
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    We can click and drag to move it around.
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    After that we have a free form line, after that there is text, so we can make a text box.
    If we wanted to make a text box in the ellipse, for example, we can just click and drag.
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    Now you can see that we have written in the shape.
    The text box that we've made doesn't appear, so it looks like only the writing is in the ellipse.
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    After this we have the option to make callouts, which are connecting lines, for example if we wanted to connect our text box, we could do that.
    Now we have an area to write in. This is for creating proposals or documents where you want a more leisurely appeal, not for essays and such.
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    Next we have basic shapes, we can open it by clicking the arrow next to it.
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    Next we have faces and other shapes, hearts and such.
    Again, you can open it by clicking the arrow.
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    Next we have block arrows, we can make a block arrow by clicking the little arrow next to it.
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    We can make a nice bendy arrow to really emphasize a point we're trying to make.
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    After bendy arrow we have flowcharts, which we can include callouts, we can make a speech bubble.
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    We're going to create a speech bubble at the top.
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    We have our thought bubble, we can move it around as well.
    That's one thing to remember, all of these shapes can be edited. If you click on the shape you can see the green corners.
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    We can delete shapes if we click on them and press the delete button on the keyboard.
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    We can also write inside the thought bubble by double clicking on it.
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    If we click it again, we will have the green grid around it, which we can use to edit its shape.
    We can also move the small circles with the yellow dot.
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    After that, we have stars, which we can include, all kinds of stars.
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    We have the Fontwork Gallery.
    If we click on that we have a bunch of different fonts. We can select a font, maybe the funky circle in the far right corner. Double click on that to use it.
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    Now we have a very large style font with Fontwork in the middle.
    You can erase Fontwork and put in whatever you want and it will change.
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    We can delete the text as well as delete the whole thing.
    If you do that, just go back, choose another font and we can edit it by clicking on it.
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    Now it has changed to VisiHow.
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    We can use the grid to extend it or make it squashed.
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    These are all ways that you can really approve excite, stimulate and make a presentation more visually exciting and interesting, not so serious and heavily text based.
    This has been a video on how to use the draw functions in OpenOffice 4 when using a Macbook Air. If you have any questions or suggestions, or you'd like to show us some of the documents you've made using this function please do so in the comment box below. Thank you for choosing VisiHow. Goodbye.
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