[Solved] Drawing a square within a square

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[Solved] Drawing a square within a square

Postby Graemeped » Sat May 05, 2018 4:51 am

I have installed the latest version of Office draw. When I try to insert a square within a square it jumps to the outside square. Also if I try to draw a close parallel line that too jumps to the original line. This never happened with the old version is there a setting I can use to correct this frustrating problem?
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Re: Drawing a square within a square

Postby robleyd » Sat May 05, 2018 5:04 am

G'day, and welcome to the community forum.

It may be Snap to Grid causing your issue. With a Draw window open, go to Tools | Options | | OpenOffice Draw | Grid and uncheck Snap to Grid.

If you do need the functionality of Snap to Grid, the Help - F1 - says "If you have activated the snap grid but wish to move or create individual objects without snap positions, keep the Shift key pressed to deactivate this function for as long as needed."
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Re: Drawing a square within a square

Postby Graemeped » Sat May 05, 2018 7:03 am

Thanks very much, problem solved .
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Re: [Solved] Drawing a square within a square

Postby John_Ha » Sun May 06, 2018 3:20 pm

As a new poster you will find much useful information in the AOO Manuals. May I suggest you bookmark the pages.

Press F1 to access the Help screen and search for your problem

When a pop-up window opens, click the Help button for extensive help on that function - it is often more comprehensive than the manual.
AOO 4.1.6, Windows 7 Home 64 bit

See the Writer Manual, the Writer FAQ, the Writer Tutorials and the Writer guide.

Remember: Always save your Writer files as .odt files. - see here for the many reasons why.
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