Align text to shapes in Draw – LibreOffice 6
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- 1 Foreword
- 2 Link to the Video
- 3 Align font to a circle
- 4 Further Informations
This video shows in the example how text can be arranged in a circle.
Text can basically be aligned to curves.
Since objects can be converted to curves, text can also be aligned to any object or curve.
This description refers to LibreOffice 6.
Link to the Video
Link to the Video (in German [DE]): Schrift an Formen ausrichten in Draw - LibreOffice 6
Align font to a circle
For our purposes you use the Drawing_Toolbar.
If it is not visible, it can be selected from the menu with▸ .
In the "Customise" dialog box the "Toolbars" Tab select.
Then select "Category" = "Format".
At "Function", "Fontwork" click on it.
Click the right arrow in the middle (Add entry).
The "Drawing" toolbar now has the Symbol "Insert Fontwork-Text" to get it done.
Draw a circle
In principle, any object (circle, square, rectangle, hexagon, octagon, etc) can be used.
Draw a circle.
In the sidebar, select "None" for "Area and Fill".
Convert circle to curve
Right click on the circle.
Chooseand from the drop down menu.
The circle is now defined as a curve.
You double-click on the circle so that the cursor flashes in the middle of the circle.
Now you can write the desired text.
Here in the example you write: "This is a long text ".
Please insert a space directly after the word "Text ".
You click on the symbol "Insert Fontwork-Text".
In it you click on the Symbol "Rotate".
This causes the text to be placed on the arc.
However, the text does not yet go around the circle.
Close text around the circle
To make the text enclose the entire circle, click on the "Auto Text Size" Symbol.
Now the text goes completely around the circle.
You can now also see why a space was inserted after the word "text".
It provides the distance to the beginning of the sentence.
The appearance depends on many factors.
These are, for example: font, text length and circle size.
Change circle border
If the circle edge is disturbing, you can set the line color in the sidebar to "white".
Customizes alternatives for toolbar - from LO70
In LibreOffice version 7.0 and higher the toolbars are fixed by default.
This is noticeable by the fact that the so-called tear-off bar is not visible.
Independent of the tear bar, you can right-click on the left side of a toolbar to select "Customize toolbar...". can be made.
The vertical dividing lines in a toolbar can also be used as a selection point for the right click.
If the tear-off bar is not available, you can also right-click on the toolbar to remove the check mark for "Fix toolbar".
The tear-off bar is then visible again and the toolbar can be released from the edge position.
Basically the dialogue box "Customize" can always be reached via the menu▸ .
Documentation / Manuals
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