[Solved] Save as picture

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[Solved] Save as picture

Postby TinkRbelle » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:20 pm

Hi all :)

I am new to your board and am in hope someone here will be able to answer my question.

I am a long time user of MS PowerPoint, but, have been using the Open Office v4.0 for a while, mostly for documents on the Writer program. I am trying to learn more about using the Open Office, as many of my students are now choosing to use it and I need to get up to speed myself so that I can help them with their training.

While there are a good many things I have figured out on my own, there is one thing that I can't seem to find a solution for, and that is how to save a group in the Drawing or Presentations apps as a picture. There is no Save As to use to do that kind of save, nor can I find anything in the Help files to answer my question on how to save a grouped object as a picture.

Perhaps it is a matter of terminology that I am missing somewhere, as to what Open Office uses to describe that kind of function. I can save it as a Template, but, then, it will not save as a jpeg or png or such.

Does Open Office have such a capability to save in any of those formats? Or if so, how do I do that?

Any suggestions or instructions would truly be appreciated. I create a lot of custom graphics in my work, and would like to learn how to do that in Open Office if possible.

Thank you.
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Re: Save as picture

Postby acknak » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:30 pm

Greetings and welcome to the community forum!

Select the group or objects you want to export

File > Export

Make sure you tick the "selection" option, otherwise you get an image of the entire page.
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Re: Save as picture

Postby TinkRbelle » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:50 pm

Hello acknak :)

Thank you so much for your time and assistance. I tried your instructions and it does save it for me in the format I selected.

I create a lot of my own custom graphics for my work, and I need to be able to save them as a picture or in a png, jpeg or such format in order to use them in creating my other artwork.

Thank you again for your help, it is truly very much appreciated. :)
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Re: Save as picture

Postby acknak » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:45 am

If you are indeed still using OO 4.0, you may want to upgrade to the latest release: 4.0.1. There were a number of bugs fixed, including some in the image export.

Of course, if the image export is working well for you already, then there's no rush to upgrade either.
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Re: Save as picture

Postby TinkRbelle » Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:47 am

Thanks for the reminder! I have just now upgraded to the 4.1 on all my machines. So now I have the latest version. :super: :)
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