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Thanks, Dave! That did the job nicely.  It's easy to forget how many tools LO offers. [For some 
(like the Gallery) I still have not figured out a use. ;-)]

Every day is a school day,
On 2022-04-25 02:04, Dave Barton wrote:
I believe Harald was trying to give a more complete answer than the
simple option you were looking for.

Yes, forget the bitmap images in the Gallery Flowchart set, where the
name of the flowchart symbols have the name embedded in them and are
intended to be used in a different situation than you wish to use.

From Writer's main menu select "Insert -> Shape -> Symbol Shapes", then
choose either "Left Brace" or "Right Brace" as required. Once the shape
is drawn and inserted you can freely position and size it to your

On 25/04/2022 00:28, John Kaufmann wrote:
Thanks, Harald. That article is about using frames (including linked
frames) to layout a DTP project; it does not address the Gallery, or
even the inclusion of graphics generally.  FWIW, I'm familiar with
frames (and even use them in this document), but don't see how they
relate to the question of included graphics, from the Gallery or elsewhere.

Most of the Gallery contents seem to be traditional clip-art (graphical
symbols), including those collected in the "Flow chart" category. How do
those flowchart symbols differ from others? [The Gallery has three other
categories - "BPMN", "Diagrams", "Shapes" - that also contain
descriptive text with graphics; my original question would also apply in
those cases.]  Is your point that I should forget the Gallery and make
my own graphics (from Draw or elsewhere)? (If so, what is the purpose of
the Gallery?)

Kind regards,

On 2022-04-24 09:30, wrote:
IMHO, the flowchart symbols are not suitable for your purposes.
For graphical symbols that should contain text, text boxes, drawing
symbols or frames are suitable.
Please have a look if this article helps you:


Am 24.04.2022 um 14:52 schrieb John Kaufmann:
In years of using OO/LO (now @, I have never been interested
in the Gallery of multimedia objects. Now I have an application for
it, and can't see how to execute a simple inclusion of a graphic
without its attached descriptive text.

Specifically: in Writer I have a 4-page booklet/pamphlet in which the
two facing inner pages have related content: The left side (page 2)
has a list of summarized thoughts (each a few lines), two of which
are expanded on the right side (page 3). To help the reader make the
connection, it seems helpful in both cases to point from the
condensed version to its expansion.  The Gallery has a set of "Flow
chart" graphics, including braces and brackets designed to serve the
function of grouping a few lines and pointing to a conclusion.
Unfortunately, all come with the description "Callout" which is
inserted along with the graphic -- kind of like clip-art that
includes a message "This is clip-art" (as part of the clip-art
display). This can't be right, can it? - yet I have searched in vain
(including the Help and Guides) for how to turn off that descriptive
text. What am I missing?


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