Align Text to Shapes in Draw
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.
Link to the Video
Link to the Video (in German [DE]):
Align Text to a Circle
For our purposes you use the Drawing Toolbar.
Right click on the Toolbar bar and select the "Customise Toolbar…".
In the "Customise" dialog the "Toolbars" Tab select.
Then select in "Category" = "Format".
At "Function", "Fontwork" click on it.
Click the right arrow in the middle (Add entry).
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.
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 ".
The "Fontwork" dialog.
In it you click on the "Rotate" icon.
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 "AutoSize Text" icon.
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".
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.
Irrespective of the tear-off bar, you can right-click on the toolbar and select "Customise toolbar..." in the context menu.
If you do not want to click on a symbol, you can also right-click on one of the dividing lines in a toolbar.
If the tear-off bar is not present, you can also remove the check mark from "Fix toolbar" in the context menu by right-clicking on the toolbar.
This makes the tear-off bar visible again and the toolbar can be detached from the border position.
The "Customise" dialog is always accessed via the▸ menu.
In the "Customise" dialog, select the "Toolbars" tab.
At the top left of "Search" enter "Fontwork".
Under Category, select "Fontwork".
On the right-hand side (list: "Assigned commands") click on the last entry "Toggle Extrusion".
Click on the black right arrow in the middle.
The entry "Fontwork" has now been placed at the end of the list on the right.
The new fontwork icon is now available at the end of the "Drawing" toolbar.
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