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Postby JamesEJ » Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:54 am

I just cleaned up (uninstalled) some progs that could possibly have interfered with Oo but unlikely.
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Re: Right forum for drawing diagrams of buildings?

Postby JamesEJ » Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:10 am

draw dies not open that way either. SIGH!
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Re: Right forum for drawing diagrams of buildings?

Postby robleyd » Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:32 am

It appears from what you have said that you were able to open a blank Draw document using /File /New /Drawing from within an open other document - or am I misunderstanding?
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Re: Right forum for drawing diagrams of buildings?

Postby JamesEJ » Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:52 am

robleyd wrote:It appears from what you have said that you were able to open a blank Draw document using /File /New /Drawing from within an open other document - or am I misunderstanding?
I just found it. YAY !!! It was just untitled is all, so I did not recognize it.
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Re: Right forum for drawing diagrams of buildings?

Postby RoryOF » Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:53 am

Attached is a trivial drawing file. Download it, then right click on any of the elements and see if you can modify them from the popup context menu.
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Re: Right forum for drawing diagrams of buildings?

Postby JamesEJ » Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:55 am

Now the mechanics. All that I need to do is to draw a simple square. How to?
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Re: Right forum for drawing diagrams of buildings?

Postby robleyd » Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:10 am

From earlier in the topic.
John_Ha wrote:You will find much useful information in the Draw User Guide which has extensive instructions on how to use Draw.


Make sure View | Toolbars | Drawing is enabled and you'll see a handy toolbar with drawing tools, including rectangle. Also take RoryOF's advice about right clicking on elements of your Draw document.
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Re: Right forum for drawing diagrams of buildings?

Postby JamesEJ » Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:58 pm

It's morning again. Yawn. I am back at it. we got a lot done finally earlier. I tried to save that .odg file but hope & think there is enough info posted to do it again.
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Re: Right forum for drawing diagrams of buildings?

Postby RoryOF » Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:48 pm

Once you have enabled /View /Toolbars /Drawing, it should appear at bottom of your Draw screen. Clicking on any shape in that toolbar will allow you insert one instance of that shape. Double clicking a shape will change the cursor so that you may continue to draw other instances of that shape until you select another or the selection arrow at far left of the toolbar. Holding down the shift key while you draw a rectangle or ellipse will constrain that to be a square or a circle. Right clicking on a drawn item will pop up a context menu that will allow you change various attributes, such as fill ("area") and line weight/colour.
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Re: Right forum for drawing diagrams of buildings?

Postby robleyd » Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:05 am

All that information, and more, is available in the Draw users guide linked above. Please, please, at least download, and read, the first two chapters to get you started with Draw. You may then find the next two chapters helpful, depending on what you need to do.
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Re: Right forum for drawing diagrams of buildings?

Postby JamesEJ » Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:11 am

Is the draw screen that is spoken of, the one that is inside the ruled borders?
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Re: Right forum for drawing diagrams of buildings?

Postby robleyd » Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:36 am

Page 4 of Introducing Draw mentions "The main components of the Draw interface are shown in Figure 1.
The large area in the center of the window is where you make the drawings." Looking at Figure 1, the area in the center of the page with a grid, shown enclosed by a frame or border, is the working area. The grid may not be visible in your environment, depending on the setting for View | Grid. See page 11. You may have some toolbars mentioned not displayed - see Toolbars starting page 7.
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Re: Right forum for drawing diagrams of buildings?

Postby JamesEJ » Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:57 pm

Not your fault, but I'll have to wait then. My printer is on the blink & at age 73 I have lost memory retention I need to read this in writing is what I am saying.
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Re: Right forum for drawing diagrams of buildings?

Postby JamesEJ » Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:08 pm

I just looked it over. seems like good info alright' I will print it when I can.
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