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From Brian Barker <>
Subject Re: Using fields for frame or draw object in writer
Date Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:57:07 GMT
At 16:47 18/06/2014 +0930, Tony Gallas wrote:
>On 18/06/2014 3:34 PM, Brian Barker wrote:
>>At 11:24 18/06/2014 +0800, Hung Mark wrote:
>>>I'm making a name label which I will finally cut the paper into 
>>>pieces and fold each piece of it in the middle into a reverse V 
>>>shape. I want to create text with fields, which one use normal 
>>>text and the other rotates 180 degree.
>>>Paragraph style does have options for 0, 90, 270, but 180 degree is missing.
>>I'm guessing here, but I suspect you can do what you need using two 
>>paragraph styles - or, probably more easily, two character styles 
>>(or just different character formatting) - using 90-degree rotation 
>>for one part of each label and 270-degree rotation for the other. 
>>You could do that in frames or, possibly more easily, in table 
>>cells. It may help to rethink your page orientation as landscape 
>>instead of portrait or vice versa.
>It is much easier to do in DRAW. You can create a text box, enter 
>the text then find the "effects" button at the bottom of the screen. 
>One of the options will be "rotate", click that and when you put 
>your cursor at the corner of the box you will be able to rotate it 
>to whatever angle you wish. Then it is an easy matter to create 
>another box and put it at 180 degrees.

But the questioner wants to populate the labels using fields. Can you 
get database fields into a Draw text box - even when pasted into a 
text (Writer) document? I can't.

Brian Barker 

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