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Overlay text on photo

PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:29 pm
by JR Farms
How do I overlay text on to a file photo? Thanks!

Re: Overlay text on photo

PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:08 pm
by John_Ha
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Re: Overlay text on photo

PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:02 pm
by keme
JR Farms wrote:How do I overlay text on to a file photo? Thanks!

In Draw, the fastest is to double click or press enter while the photo is selected. You then get a text cursor in the middle of your pictyre, to type your text.
Right click the photo and select Text... to make rough adjustments to text position and behavior.

For more flexibility, create a separate text object and put it on top of the photo. You can group text and photo to make them behave as one single object.

Re: Overlay text on photo

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:33 am
by dreamquartz
One method I prefer to use is add a layer on top of the picture (Insert->Layer). Give the layer a logical name like "text". The name of the layer will show below the page as a tab. Make sure you are on the layer and you can add any type of text you want.

Dream

Re: Overlay text on photo

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:25 am
by keme
dreamquartz wrote:One method I prefer to use is add a layer on top of the picture (Insert->Layer). Give the layer a logical name like "text". The name of the layer will show below the page as a tab. Make sure you are on the layer and you can add any type of text you want.

Dream

Note that Draw is not a good tool for fine graphics work. In OpenOffice Draw, the ordering of layers have nothing to do with stacking order of drawn/inserted objects or how the objects interact. The layers component is only a convenient way to logically group/classify objects.