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I know it's not part of LO, but Scribus is an excellent choice for this
sort of thing, and its also open source. It is a DTP package, not a
word processor, so you can't just start typing text, but it's not that
hard to get going. Just put text boxes anywhere where you want text,
and type into those. You can do lots of advanced things around exactly
how and where you want stuff to show up.


On Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:49:45 +0100
Tom Davies <> wrote:

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 <>

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

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

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