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Retep66
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:56 am    Post subject: borders and lines [Solved] Reply with quote

I am determined to make OO my default Office Suite, but there's one thing I haven't been able to figure out yet. How can I make a border around a word or sentence like this:




Thanks for your help.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right click, Paragraph, Borders tab.

Note that using Styles, you can apply this kind of formatting rather easily. You should read tutos about the styles, you cannot skip it in OOo.

Thanks to add '[Solved]' in your first post title (edit button) if it's ok.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Format > Paragraph > Borders tab.

If you want several paragraphs in different places of your document done with the same border, define a paragraph style with a border and apply it to those paragraphs.

I don't think OOo provides any way to put a border around individual words or phrases within a paragraph.

You might find some of the chapters in the Writer Guide helpful, for example the ones on styles. See my sig for where to get free PDFs.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two ways off the bat:
1. Draw a box using the draw function (view>toolbars>drawing should be checked) if you anchor the box "to character" it will even move with the text
2. create a paragraph style and define the paragraph to be bordered (you can do this manually by selecting format>paragraph but in OOo you should really switch to using styles instead of manual formatting). This option is about equivalent to the one in MSWord


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gee. That was fast and it solved my problem. Many thanks to you all! Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jeanweber wrote:
I don't think OOo provides any way to put a border around individual words or phrases within a paragraph.


Apparently not. Borders around words in MS Word documents do no show when the document is opened with Writer and Writer doesn't have a Borders tab on the character style dialog.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I don't think OOo provides any way to put a border around individual words or phrases within a paragraph.

Well, you can always use a frame, or a text object, and anchor it "as character", but I guess that's not quite the same as Word's "border around individual words", from the sound of it.
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