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[Solved] Picture directory in booklet form

PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:15 am
by Tjones2033
I want to produce a picture directory of about 20 pages. I did this last year with Microsoft Publisher, but I want to use Open Office this year. Is it suitable for this project?
I believe that I've found a suitable template, but I'll have to add pages. I know the booklet will contain text and text boxes and alot of pictures. Will I be able to do the project entirely in Writer or will I need Draw to insert pictures?

Re: Picture directory in booklet form

PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:19 am
by robleyd
That should be do-able with Writer. You should read [Tutorial] Some useful hints on using images for best practices when using images in OpenOffice.

Re: Picture directory in booklet form

PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:53 am
by Zizi64
Note:
the AOO/LO Writer is a quasi equivalent of the MS Word - with similar features. The Publisher is in a different category of the documentation softwares - it has different features.

Re: Picture directory in booklet form

PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:38 pm
by MrProgrammer
Hi, and welcome to the forum.

Tjones2033 wrote: I did this last year with Microsoft Publisher, but I want to use Open Office this year. Is it suitable for this project?
That will depend on your project. OpenOffice is not designed to replace Publisher. Microsoft Publisher is a desktop publishing application. OpenOffice is not. You may have better success with Scribus, which is another desktop publishing application.

Tjones2033 wrote:I know the booklet will contain text and text boxes and alot of pictures.
You may also want a picture editor unless your operating system supplies one. A picture editor is a raster graphics (pixel) tool. OpenOffice Draw is not a picture editor because it is a vector graphics tool. Vector graphics store and display a picture as simple geometric elements such as lines, circles, and polygons rather than as a collection of pixels (points on the screen). A picture editor will allow you to crop, retouch, resize, apply filters, correct colors, control transparency, etc. Dozens of raster graphics tools are available, some free, some not.

robleyd wrote:That should be do-able with Writer.
Seven years ago I attempted to produce our club newsletter in Writer. It was possible, but difficult, mainly because I needed to focus on page layout, mixing text and graphics. The subsequent newsletters in Scribus were much easier because I was using the correct tool for the job.

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