The Draw application is something that we don’t talk about that much on our website, probably because it isn’t a tool that people use on a regular basis. It’s good for creating small images that you can then add to your reports or spreadsheets but not as great as a standalone product, but never the less we still include it in our download and many people do use it. In this article, we want to explain a bit more about adding different shapes and text into the Draw tool so that you can make any image you want, all free of charge too.
The Draw tool comes pre-packaged in our Open Office download as you might expect. You’ll find it along with the other tools you’re familiar with and can open it exactly as you would with the others. You’re going to need to do that to follow the guide we’re publishing here, so go ahead and load it up on your system now and if you haven’t installed it yet, go ahead and do so now before you read any further. It should only take a minute or two. When you’ve done so, create a new image by going into File –> New –> Drawing which will start you off at a blank canvas, ready for you to start work on.
Text is something that is often associated with documents, but you’re also going to need to add it to some images too. It could be for a logo, where you add your company name onto it or it could just be a small description of what the image is. Either way it’s up to you to decide, we just need to tell you how you can actually do it. You’ll be glad to know that it only takes a minute or two to learn how to do this, you should notice a toolbar near the bottom of the application which includes many different icons. Simply click on the one with the letter “T” in it and choose the font you want to use, then click anywhere on your canvas and enter the text.
Shapes are also very important if you’re creating an image completely from scratch. In this tool, you can add quite a selection of shapes by defaults – the ones you would expect such as squares, circles and just ordinary lines to the more exotic ones such as smiley faces and other random shapes. You can find all of these in the same toolbar that you’ll find the text button, you may need to experiment a bit though to find out what each button does and how it can be used in the best way. You’ll be able to make great looking images when you’ve worked out how to add shapes properly.
In conclusion, adding shapes and text into the Draw application is something that everyone should be able to do and when you’ve read this guide you should know exactly how it’s done. It may not be the most powerful of drawing tools but it certainly gets the job done in the majority of cases and that is why people love it so much, so if you want to take advantage of it then you may want to install our Open Office download right now to enjoy it.