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
121 Insert Gallery Objects
122 Add New Items to Gallery
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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.
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.