At 13:41 09/11/2015 +0000, Malcolm Moore wrote:
Is there a guide ( or knowledgeable person ) that can show the pros
and cons of frames v text boxes.
I'm guessing you mean in an ordinary text (Writer) document - in
which case LibreOffice calls these "text objects", not "text boxes".
A text box is something you can insert into a form.
A guide? There are probably a few:
o Create examples of each and use the Format or context (right-click)
menu to investigate what is possible with each.
o Look up "frames" and "text objects" in the help text.
o Look up "frames" and "text objects" in the Writer Guide.
A knowledgeable person? That's probably not me, but I'd suggest that
text objects may be useful for the odd piece of disconnected,
displayed text, whereas frames are a much more flexible way to handle
blocks of text. In particular:
o Text objects can be rotated, whereas frames appear not to have this facility.
o Frames - and their names - show up in the Navigator, which provides
o Frames have their own category of styles, and - as with all styles
- frame styles allow you to format multiple frames identically and
indeed to modify your choices very much more easily and reliably.
o Frames can be given hyperlinks.
o Frames can be protected and can be hidden.
o The printing of frames can be suppressed.
o Frames can be linked. This powerful facility allows you to
distribute a single body of text between different parts of a
document - even on widely separated pages - but still have the text
flow naturally between the frames in a chain as you modify the text.
I have always generally used frames but ex Word users seem obsessed
with text boxes and end up getting themselves in a terrible pickle !
Do you need to educate them?
I trust this helps.
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