Monday, January 5, 2009

How to insert web pictures on OpenOffice?

Has anyone of had problems inserting picture you copied from the internet? I had. And it took me a couple of hours figuring how to do it the MS Word way. The odd thing is that I've been using OOo for more than 2 years and it's only now that I met this problem.

Here's the solution to that:
1 . After copying an image from the internet, paste it in OpenOffice Writer.
2 . Click Edit and select Links.

3. Select all the image links then choose Break Link.

3. You will be asked if you really want to remove the link. Choose Yes.

That's 4 steps to paste image from the internet. 4-steps of pain it the ass. You want it to be as simple as Ctrl + V? Then sign the "petition" created last November 2004 -- and that's 4 years of waiting in agony for OOo developers to implement it.

It's really ridiculous to provide alternative to MS Office then make the access-to-functionality very differently.

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