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- A Frame (menu Insert>Frame)
- A Draw text box (activated the Draw toolbar - the pencil button - and then the text box button).
Frames cannot be grouped (text boxes can) but the have properties (borders, paragraph style, ...) that can be useful if you want later to change the formatting of all the frames at once.
Thanks to add '[Solved]' at beginning of your first post
title (edit button
) if your issue has been fixed.
Argh, beaten by acknak...
AOO 4.1.3 on Xubuntu 16.10, (Yakkety Yak) and on Windows 7 (with winPenPack port).