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Hi Dave,

Dave Barton schrieb am 25.04.2022 um 17:18:
On 25/04/2022 09:25, Regina Henschel wrote:
Hi Regina,

I think the two PNG graphics in the Writer Gallery John is referring to
are left and right curly braces.

Left and right curly braces are no PNG graphics but true shapes. Only 'Insert' from the context menu in the Gallery inserts it as image. If you drag&drop it from the Gallery to your document you get it as shape with editable text.

"Writer Gallery"
The Gallery is not specific to a module, but common to all modules.

 Both have the word "Callout" ("attached
descriptive text") drawn within the bitmap image, not editable text.

See above. It seems the difference needs to be added to "Inserting Objects From the Gallery" to the help.

The F2 text addition facility you describe works for the Draw Gallery,
but not for the Writer Gallery and in both cases the word "Callout" in
the PNG graphic cannot be directly edited from within LO.

F2 is one of the method to set a shape into edit mode. It is a tool on the already inserted shape, not a tool of the Gallery.
Double-click is the other method to set a shape into edit mode.

But it would indeed be good to have "Edit shape text" in the context menu. Neither F2 nor double-click is known to users, which come from MS Office. There it is single-click on the text or 'Edit text' in the context menu.

If I have understood John's original request correctly, "Insert -> Shape
-> Symbol Shapes" -> "Left Brace" or "Right Brace", then anchor,
position and size should satisfy his requirements.

It is the same kind of shape in the Gallery and in the toolbar. Only that the Gallery gives a hint to the user, that it is possible to add text to the shape.

Kind regards,

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