felix at compsoc.nuigalway.ie
Thu Nov 11 11:38:02 GMT 2004
Quoting CPH <CP.Hennessy at openapp.biz>:
> On Wednesday 10 November 2004 12:45, Kevin Philp wrote:
> > A few issues about OpenOffice that someone might be able to answer:
> > 1. I am using the standard "anchor by paragraph" when embedding charts.
> > However I end up having to position them all manually because if left to
> > their own devices they end up overlapping and looking a right mess. Is
> > there a setting to prevent them overlapping? They are all embedded in
> > frames with wrapping turned on.
> I do not think that there is anything specifically that will stop them from
> overlapping. However please make sure that you are using the latest version
> of OOo as there were a number of bug fixes in this area. The latest release
> is 1.1.3.
> Perhaps anchoring your charts "as character" will give you more control ?
Actually AFAIK its not a bug but most people miss what Anchor by paragraph
actually does. If you use this method you will have to add new lines after the
anchor point otherwise the next anchor by paragraph will sit on the next line
under it. This means that graphs, pictures and text can overlap or flow around
one another instead of starting at the end of the object.
Anchor by paragraph allows you to control position by text preceeding and
following the anchor point (usually top left corner), where the anchor point is
always on a line by itself.
Anchor by character allows you to control the place in the line where the item
is anchored, where the position is controlled by the preceding and following
text and the item sits in the same line as the text.
Anchor by page controls the position relevant to the page, i.e. absolute
position, from which you have options to allow text to go behind, wrap around
etc, but the position of the item is controlled by x and y co-ordinates on the
Anchor by page is usually the best option I find where I don't want a item to
have text wrap around or I have multiple items one after the other.
"Nothing's foolproof to a sufficently talented fool"
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