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Postby rnldlbl » Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:33 pm

I would like to know how to change the orientation of a picture inserted into text document from landscape to portrait like one can do in MS Word.
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Re: Pictures in writer

Postby RoryOF » Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:00 pm

There i s an extension
https://extensions.openoffice.org/en/project/writerrotationtool
to rotate pictures in Writer. I have not tried this.

It is often advisable to do any picture manipulation in an external graphics editor before placing the finished graphic in Writer.
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Re: Pictures in writer

Postby erbsenzahl » Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:29 pm

https://extensions.openoffice.org/en/project/writerrotationtool wrote:The extension WriterRotationTool allows to rotate an image
in a text document using the mouse, like others graphical objects.
The image is transformed into a drawing shape to allow its rotation.
This extension won't work for the latest OO versions...
WriterRotationTool102ForOpenOffice414.png

You also may insert the picture in Draw, then from Draw into Writer (regularly it is transformed into a drawing shape). But one step more.

If you often need to rotate pictures you also can use LibreOffice as easiest solution, this function of rotating is built-in and you don't have to care about that... One can apply things like transparency, gamma value, contrast, brightness after rotation as well as unrotated.

Try out LibreOffice as portable app, later you may take it as first choice and install. Be aware that an additional installation of OpenOffice and LibreOffice may cause some curiosities, but it is possible to use portable versions (or, if more specific, parallel ones) without mutual interferencies.

RoryOF wrote:It is often advisable to do any picture manipulation in an external graphics editor before placing the finished graphic in Writer.
This is definitely the best way of proceeding. No changes in format, less RAM problems.
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Re: Pictures in writer

Postby RoryOF » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:29 pm

erbsenzahl wrote:
https://extensions.openoffice.org/en/project/writerrotationtool wrote:The extension WriterRotationTool allows to rotate an image
in a text document using the mouse, like others graphical objects.
The image is transformed into a drawing shape to allow its rotation.
This extension won't work for the latest OO versions...
WriterRotationTool102ForOpenOffice414.png



It may be sufficient to change the entry for Maximal version in description.xml to 4.2.0; I haven't tried this, but that is where I would start if I needed this to work.
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Re: Pictures in writer

Postby Zizi64 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:42 pm

Try the LibreOffice. You can rotate the embedded pictures (by 90 degrees only) in the newer versions of the LO writer. It works for
me in my LO 4.4.7: right click on the picture - Rotate Image - Rotate 90° left...
and in my LO 5.2.7, LO 5.3.3. : right click on the picture - Rotate - Rotate 90° left...

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Re:(Solved) Pictures in writer

Postby rnldlbl » Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:33 pm

Thanks guys for the info. Downloaded LibreOffice , that works. On quick inspection seems it does what MS Office does.
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Re: Pictures in writer

Postby musikai » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:31 pm

Using LO sure is a better option.
For OO and LO the writerrotationtool is a good choice if you need other angles than 90.
Here is a version that should work on OO4.1.2+. (see attachment, unzip before installation, restart OO after)

For LO see the official LO extension page.
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Re: Pictures in writer

Postby rnldlbl » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:31 pm

Thanks a lot for the info.
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