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LibreOffice Draw 7.3 Navigator Drag&Drop broken or am I an idiot

I know there is a LibreOffice Support but I can't seem to figure out how to create an account since they don't send password reset mails or account creation mails and I feel stupid for asking this ...
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How do I print a large page across multiple pages in LibreOffice Draw?

I've got a sign with text that needs to be 12 inches square. When I go to print it and select "Distribute on multiple sheets" in the LibreOffice Draw tab of the print dialog it is resizing ...
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Disable line correction in LibraOffice Draw's FreeForm line

I am using LibreOffice Draw's FreeForm line in order to achieve pencil-like drawing abilities in LibreOffice draw. I tried it and the main problem with it is that it doesn't draw exactly what I draw ...
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How to clip an object to the outline of another object?

How can I instruct LibreOffice Draw to clip the current object, to the outline of another specified object? Many vector-based drawing programs (e.g. Inkscape) have a function that can be described as: ...
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Add auto line break in LibreOffice Draw (text warp)

Is it possible to add an auto line break to a shape (text warp) in LibreOffice Draw? I found this post on the LibreOffice forum but the answer seems to be outdated, I can not find the options ...
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Change Connectortype in LibreOffice Draw

Is there a way to change the connector type in LibreOffice Draw e.g. from a curved line to a straight line, or do I necessarily have to create a new connector? Note, changing a single connector is ...
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Highlight the connectors for one shape only

In the diagram below it is not clear to which shapes the triangle is connected and which connectors belong to connections between the other shapes. Is it somehow possible to only select/highlight the ...
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Hide scrollbar in Libre-Office Draw

I know for sure, you can hide the scrollbars in Calc and Writer. Is this also possible in Draw? I am running: windows 10 draw Version: 6.4.4.2 (x64)
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Wrap text around a LibreOffice Publisher object

Using LibreOffice Draw 6.1 how do we wrap text around a grouped object? These were originally Microsoft Publisher files and we don't want to use Microsoft Publisher.
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Ornamental border on a frame or page

LibreOffice Draw is a useful application for laying out a page. How can I apply an ornamental border, made of images (e.g. abstract curves or floral effects)? The idea is to define an image for each ...
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How do you draw freehand (like a pencil tool) in LibreOffice Draw?

How do you draw freehand in LibreOffice Draw? Is there a "pencil tool"? I can see on the left that there's a button to change the "Line Color" and it looks like a pencil, but clicking this doesn't ...
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Why do some viewers/editors not properly open this SVG file?

Consider this SVG file (box.com link; I can't upload it here.) It has a "checked" or "marked-v" symbol, black on transparency. The weird thing is, some viewers show it properly, while others show it ...
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Arrow with multiple turns in Libreoffice Draw?

I want to draw an arrow between two objects in LibreOffice Draw. For simplicity suppose they're rectangular and even that they have those "connection points" and the arrow connects those. Now, I don'...
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Libre office pdf export is not correct

I am trying to export my libre draw file to PDF. When I do so, some text is removed, and the positioning of one of the boxes is off. I have tried viewing in multiple pdf viewers. I am running on ...
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How can I open PDF files in LibreOffice Writer rather than Draw?

Some websites offer conversion of PDFs int DOCX or ODT files; and I think Adobe Acrobat (at least the full version) offers an export functionality to all sorts of formats. But in LibreOffice, if I ...
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How can I group objects without losing their glue points?

Suppose I have two objects in LibreOffice Draw: A Foo object and a label object. Now, I want to connect 'smart' connectors to the glue points of Foo's; but I also want to group together Foo's with the ...
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Annotate screenshots with LibreOffice Draw

I need to annotate screenshots with a Linux/Windows cross platform application. Taking screenshots can be easily done with OS utilities and, after a while, I realised the best way to annotate ...
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Full screen view in LibreOffice Draw?

I'm not seeing an option to view in fullscreen in LibreOffice draw, even after checking the "view" tab. Am I missing something or is basic fullscreen functionality not included in LibreOffice Draw? ...
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Adjusting cell padding in LibreOffice Draw

I'm fooling around with tables in LibreOffice Draw and can't for the life of me figure out how to reduce the cell padding in these tables. You can see a sample of my table: The image is super tiny, ...
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How to draw a Gaussian Curve with LibreOffice Draw?

I would like to draw a Gaussian curve as a vector graphic in LibreOffice Draw. With the "Curve" functions I was only able to get something parabola-like. Has anyone got an idea of how to do the ...
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Add glue points to table in Libreoffice Draw

Is there a way to add glue points to table in Libreoffice Draw ? There are 4 standard glue points but I cannot add extra ones. By table I mean the object that you obtain by clicking Insert->Table.
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Import Libre Office Writer Document in Draw?

Is it possible to import a LibreOffice Writer Document with tables and pictures without layout modifications in LibreOffice Draw? It seems I can't insert the whole file at once. When trying to copy ...
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How to copy drawing from LibreOffice Draw to MS Word?

What is the best way to copy a drawing (complete document) from LibreOffice Draw into an MS Word document (using MS Word) on Windows? A "naive" copy&paste form Draw to Word gives next to useless ...
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Export from Libreoffice Draw to PDF with autocrop?

In Libreoffice Draw when using File → Export and choosing an image format, notably when using EPS to preserve the vector character of the figure, there is a checkbox "selection" which causes the ...
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How to draw a self-reference connector in OpenOffice Draw

When using a curved connector, it seems that it were unable to draw a curved ellipse/circle from a given endpoint back upon itself - with the purpose of representing a self-reference (/repeated state ...
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LibreOffice Draw: text on a connector

In LibreOffice Draw, I have some connectors connecting boxes, and I have put text on the connectors. The connector line goes through the text. Is there any way to have the connector line disappear ...
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How to change size of embedded openoffice/libreoffice draw object in ms word document?

I am using MS Office 2010 and LibreOffice 4.1.0.4. I wanted to embed a few draw diagrams in my Word document (copy pasting from LibreOffice Draw into MS Word is not an option for me because I want to ...
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Move single point with keyboard in OpenOffice/LibreOffice Draw

Consider a polygon, which has points. How can I move an individual point, with arrow keys of the keyboard, but not with mouse? I tried to select a single point and to move it by pressing arrow key, ...
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LibreOffice Draw Custom Galleries?

I'm working with LibreOffice Draw as an alternative to Visio. One of the things I'd like to do is to setup custom galleries with shapes that I've created. On my personal workstation this is easy ...
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How do I add extra arbitrary connectors to a rectangle in LibreOffice Draw?

If I create two rectangles and then use a connector to link between them, the only choice is between the middle point on the four sides. I need to be able to create extra connection points at ...
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Libre Office trying to save as PDF

I'm using LibreOffice and have opened a PDF in Draw. It is a form for customers to fill in, and I want them to be able to fill in via there PDF reader, then save and send back to me. However when I ...
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How do I set the default page orientation for LibreOffice Draw?

Every time I start a new document in LibreOffice Draw, I have to change the orientation to landscape. I can't find anything in the options about making this the default. How do I change the default ...
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Free panning/scrolling on LibreOffice Draw

LibreOffice Draw allows me to scroll vertically or horizontally using my mouse as follows: Scroll Wheel: Scroll vertically Shift + Scroll Wheel: Scroll horizontally My question is: Is there any way ...
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Changing the page layout and canvas size in LibreOffice Draw

This is probably a simple question, but I don't can't find how to change the page layout (e.g. horizontal vs vertical) or the canvas size in LibreOffice Draw. Is this possible at all?
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Copy all text in a LibreOffice Draw drawing

I have a large flowchart, created in LibreOffice Draw (3.3.1), that I would like to copy all of the text from. I do not need, nor care about the order or structure, I just need all of the text from ...
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