Insert Photos into an OpenOffice 4 Document on a MacBook Air

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Hello, welcome to VisiHow. Today I'm going to show you how to insert a picture into an OpenOffice document when using your Macbook Air.


Steps

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    The first thing you need to do is to select a picture, which I have already done and have hidden away somewhere. We're going to go to Insert at the top and click on Picture, then click on From File because we've already saved it.
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    I've saved it to the desktop. This is a nice picture of a frog. Select the photo and click Open.
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    Now we have inserted a picture into our document and we can edit it. The options we have are in the Picture box that has appeared to the left.
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    We have filters, we can change the filter if we want to. I will change it to Solarization.
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    We can change the Threshold value and invert it if we want. Click on OK when you are done.
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    Now you can see the different image it has created. We can undo this by pressing Command + Z.
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    We can select some other filters as well, such as Mosaic. You can change the pixel amount which will make it into a mosaic style. Now you can see it looks like a lot of pixels. We can undo this by pressing Command + Z again.
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    Other options we have in the box are to change it to black and white, watermark and grayscale.
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    The next option is color, this is where we can change the amount of colors in the images to give it more hue or upgraded shading.
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    The next option is transparency. This is a very useful option if you want to add text over the image. You could put the picture in the background and allow the text to come to the foreground.
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    We can also flip the photo horizontally.
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    We can also flip it vertically. Now he looks like he's going to drop down on a school children's picnic.
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    We can also wrap some text around this. So, we created a document about flying frogs and we've inserted a picture. Now we want to insert some text. We have some text here that I've pasted in using Command + V and now we want to wrap the text around.
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    We're going to select it, then increase the font size to make it more readable. Now we want to wrap it around the photo. We're going to move the picture by clicking on it and dragging it, you can also change the size by clicking and dragging on the green boxes in the corners and sides of the image. Now we have found the place we wanted, we can use the buttons up on the top where my mouse is to wrap the image around the text.
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    The text will move to accommodate the image. So, if you place the image on top of the text and press the wrap text button, the text will move to form itself around the image. It has become an image surrounded by text, sort of like a newspaper. This is very useful for creating research documents or anything where you want to connect images and written text. Now you can see it looks very professional. We have a title, we have some information about the frog and we also have the image to support the text.
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    This is a very useful function to create numerous documents in OpenOffice. If you have any suggestions or questions about what you seen in this video then please leave them in the section below. You've been watching VisiHow. Goodbye.
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How to insert image into openoffice document on mac? graphic not recognized and can't drag/cut/paste?

On a Macbook, we are trying to insert a image into a open office document. tried using the from file function but it says graphic is not recognized. The insert from file function does not work in this document.

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