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I import a picture into an open office document from file. However, I cannot figure out how to rotate image in open office 3.2 writer. Is there any way to do that?

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No easy way. You can open the image in OpenOffice Draw, and use the Mode toolbar to free rotate the image. Then copy it and paste it back into OpenOffice Write. Or, you could select Insert -> Object -> OLE Object... Then create a new OpenOffice Drawing, paste your image into that drawing, and use the Mode toolbar to rotate it.

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Oh. I've just scanned through an issue of OO Writer saying that it will not deliver this feature until version 3.5. Well... –  Phuong Nguyen Mar 9 '10 at 14:27

Yep, it looks like Draw as an intermediate step is the best way. I pasted as GDI metafile into a temporary Draw file, which gives access to the key "Position and Size" menu item. My source file is a MS Powerpoint file. I also tried pasting as Microsoft Power Point Slide but "Position and Size" is greyed out and unavailable.

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If you are on linux, an easy way is to use convert before including the picture:

convert pic.jpg -rotate 90 rotated_pic.jpg
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