120 About the Gallery

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When you first display the Gallery, you'll see the following collection of predesigned themes:

  • 3D Effects ” Objects with several three-dimensional aspects, including a collection of three-dimensional numbers you can place as graphics onto your drawings

  • Backgrounds ” A collection of textured patterns such as marble, gravel, cloth, and many more textures with various colors that you can use as your drawings' backgrounds

  • Bullets ” A collection of various items you can use as bullets in your drawings when creating bulleted lists

  • Homepage ” Web- related graphics that you can use to create Web page graphics, including special buttons and navigational tools that are common on Web pages

  • My Theme ” Collections of graphics that you've put together and saved

  • New Theme ” Gallery's area where you add new themes to the Gallery's collection

    Before You Begin

    116 About Manipulating Objects


    See Also

    121 Insert Gallery Objects

    122 Add New Items to Gallery


    NOTE

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    Why sounds in drawings? Actually, all the OpenOffice.org programs support the use of the Gallery. The sounds are especially useful for Impress presentations.


  • Rulers ” Not the measuring kinds of rulers, but straight colorful edges in multiple designs that you can add to drawings to create borders

  • Sounds ” Sounds you can add to your files

Selecting Tools, Gallery opens and displays the Gallery.

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The Gallery can consume quite a lot of screen real estate. If you click the Gallery's Floating button, the Gallery turns into a floating toolbar window that you can move around your screen. You can then resize the Gallery as a floating toolbar so it occupies a better position on your screen and so your drawing area isn't reduced by the size of the Gallery.

To convert the Gallery to a floating toolbar, click to select the Floating button. Then hold Ctrl while double-clicking any blank area above the Gallery's preview area. Hold Ctrl and double-click the same area to convert the Gallery back into a docked window on your screen.

When you convert the Gallery into a floating toolbar, you can see more of your drawing area.

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EAN: 2147483647
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