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Hi :)
I have a feeling this is probably best done in Draw.  I tend to use Writer
far too much for poster design and sometimes, later in the process, realise
that Draw would have been better.  Sometimes it's worth copy&pasting
elements onto a fresh Draw document but mostly i just stay in Writer.

Writer is fine but Draw has a few extra features.  It's just that i am not
so familiar with Draw and occasionally stumble around a bit.  For example
when placing images i prefer the right-click menu in Writer as it's quite a
bit different in Draw because of the extra options.
Regards from
Tom :)

On 13 August 2014 21:58, Brian Barker <> wrote:

At 16:21 13/08/2014 -0400, Pikov Andropov wrote:

I want to create a document of a layout of a bridge table. It should have
the words, "NORTH", "EAST", "SOUTH" and "WEST" on the four edges, each
facing outward.

One way to do this is to use a text box:
o Go to View | Toolbars > | Drawing, to display the Drawing toolbar at the
foot of the window.
o Click the Text icon ("T") and drag a rectangular box in the document.
o Enter and style the required text.
o Click the text box to select it - so that it shows the coloured border
and the eight coloured handles.
o Right-click the box and go to Position and Size... | Rotation | Rotation
angle | Angle to set the orientation.
o Copy and paste the result to form the other necessary boxes. Note that
the copies will appear on top of the originals, so you will not see the
result of the Paste until you drag them to a new position.

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

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