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How To Rotate An Image In OpenOffice Writer

OpenOffice allows you to insert images into Writer documents. But, if you want for images to turn after inserting them however, the process isn’t easy. We’ll help you rotate an image using OpenOffice Writer.

How do I insert images into OpenOffice Writer

We’ll assume that you already own an image within your PC. Insert images into OpenOffice Writer by first placing your cursor on the page in which you want to insert the image.

  1. Click on the Insert menu, and then choose Picture From File. From File….
  2. Browse to the image you want to open and then click on the „Open“button.

Your image should be displayed in the document in the way you want it to.

How do you turn an OpenOffice image upside down Writer

Without assistance from another application, OpenOffice can only flip images. It is unable to rotate them. If you’re only looking to change the direction of your image you can do it with The picture toolbar. If you’re required to rotate your image, we’ll go over this later in the section.

In the event that you find that the Image toolbar isn’t showing when you upload an image in the program, it is possible to access it using the View menu. Select the toolbars and then Pictures..

  1. Choose the image you want to use by clicking it. On the Picture toolbar There are two icons that permit you to flip your image vertically or horizontally. The buttons look similar to an horizontal and vertical one, each with gold bands that run across the top of them.
  2. When you hover across the buttons you will notice tooltips that read the flip is horizontal as well as Vertically flip. Press an appropriate icon to turn the image.

The toolbar for pictures is available in OpenOffice Writer.

Be aware that flipping the image doesn’t do anything to turn the image around in circles. The image is only flipped left and right , or upwards and downwards.

How do I rotate an image using OpenOffice Writer?

To rotate images in OpenOffice Writer, we’ll need to use the aid from an external application. There are numerous software applications that rotate images. Certain are integrated with your PC, for instance the Preview application on Mac computers.

For OpenOffice Writer, you can rotate your image using Draw. Draw application. It is also possible to do this using the Impress app, however we’ll be focusing on the Draw application in this guide.

OpenOffice Writer open: OpenOffice Writing open, you can:

  1. Navigate to the File menu.
  2. Click New…
  3. Simply click the Drawing OpenOffice Draw to start OpenOffice Draw.

The procedure for inserting images into Draw is similar to how the procedure for inserting images into Documents written in Writer.

  1. Click on Insert in the Menu for Insert.
  2. Click Picture
  3. Click to open the to download….
  4. Browse for your photo and then select it.
  5. Hit to open the open button.

An image prior to having been rotated.

The image should show up in your Drawing document. The image can be rotated:

  1. Click the image and select the image. You will see three small circular green dots (handles) along the entire image’s four edges.
  2. Click the image once and again. The green squares that surround the image should turn to red dots. These red dots are the handles you’ll be using for rotating the picture.
  3. When you hover your mouse over one of the red dots, the cursor will change into an open circle with an arrow at the ends. If you’re not seeing that circular cursor, keep your mouse with your fingers on the red dot and move it every so gently until the cursor changes to a circular one.
  4. The red dot can be moved within circles to the left or right until your image is in the direction you would like the image to appear at.

The image was created in OpenOffice Draw with the red rotating dots in motion. Notice the circle cursor that is around the dot on the top.

If you’re looking for the image’s rotation to be more, simply click the image twice until you can see the red dots. You can then follow the same procedure to rotate it slightly more.

When an image is rotated the dots and squares don’t rotate along with it. They remain in the exact place they were in when you began the rotation.

If you click on an image and it rotates three times or more ensure that you are inside the image. If you click outside of the image, but inside the square that is represented by the green squares they will not transform to red dots. Click on the image in its entirety regardless of the angle it is positioned at.

The image is after it has been rotated.

How do I move the image that has been rotated back to Writer

The process of transferring the image rotated back to OpenOffice Writer is simple.

  1. in OpenOffice Draw, once your image is rotated in the way you want it to be, you can use Command + A (Windows) or Command + A (Mac) to select the image.
  2. When you have the image selected With the image selected, press Command and C (Windows) or Command + C (Mac) to copy the image.
  3. Return to the place within your Writer document where you would like the image rotated to appear. Utilize the keys Control and V (Windows) or Command + V (Mac) to copy the image in your document.

If you’re uncomfortable using keyboard shortcuts to copy, select, and paste an image You can accomplish the same thing making use of these menu commands:

  • edit menu in OpenOffice Draw > Select All to choose the image.
  • Modify menu on OpenOffice Drawing > Copy to copy the image from Draw.
  • Modify menu in OpenOffice Writer > Paste to paste the image inside the Writer document.

The image should be pasted into your Writer document in its rotated position exactly as you did in Draw.

Last note on rotation of OpenOffice Writer images

If, instead the application OpenOffice Draw you utilize another app other than OpenOffice that rotates the photo, you might have to export it from the app to your computer. This process can differ, according to the specific program you are using to perform the rotation.

Follow the steps at the start of this article to navigate through the image that has been rotated and then insert it into the Writer document.

The easiest way to do this is to complete the entire process with OpenOffice. Drawing and Writing programs were designed to be used together and quickly manage rotating and inserting your images.