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LibreOffice: Draw
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Group 1 - Intoduction to LibreOffice Draw


  • Video 1 - intro
    Introduction to LibreOffice Draw, the parts of the screen, toolbars, how to identify what toolbar you are looking at, how to create a custom toolbar, and how to place a rectangle into the workspace.
  • Video 2 - intro Part 2
    Setting the page size and margins and how they relate to the horizontal and vertical rulers. Changing the ruler unit of measure. Setting up the Draw unit of measure. Zooming in and out. What the numbers on the status bar mean. Turning on and off the tool tips.



Group 3 - A simple Flowchart/Org Chart





Group 3 - Align/Distribute


  • Video 5 - Align
    Resizing shapes and using the shift key to create/resize a shape. How to use the align toolbar to align a single shape or a group of shapes.

  • Video 6 - Distribution
    How to evenly distribute objects between the two end objects.
    - Download file to accompany Video 5:




Group 4 - Snap Lines and Grid


  • Video 7 - Snap Lines and Grid
    Turn on the snap lines as guide lines, and turn on the Snap to Snap lines, Turning on and off the Grid, the Snap to Grid, and changing the Grid spacing and subdivisions.




Group 5 - Line and Fill Area


  • Video 8 - Line and Fill - Part 1
    Using and changing the Line Style, Line width, Line color, and Arrow styles. Using the Line Dialog box, for line trasparency, corner styles, and creating your own line style.

  • Video 9 - Line and Fill - Part 2
    Changing the fill area color, gradient, hatching, and bitmap. Adding and customizing a shadow. Transparency of a fill area. Creating a custom color and making a custom Gradient.

  • Video 10 - Line and Fill - Part 3
    Using and changing the Line Style, Line width, Line color, and Arrow styles. Using the Line Dialog box, for line trasparency, corner styles, and creating your own line style.




Group 6 - Styles


  • Video 11 - Styles
    The Styles Dialog Box, changing the shape and connector styles to different styles in the style dialog box, creating your own style, modifying a style, and linking a style.




Group 7 - Shapes


  • Video 12 - Shapes - Addning and Moving
    Looking at all the different shape toolbars, and shapes available. Looking at the different ways to add a shape to your page and moving them around the screen and using constraints for adding and moving shapes.

  • Video 13 - Shapes - Rotation
    Adding the same shape multiple times, turning on/off rotation mode, skewing the object, rotating the object, moving the rotation point, rotating multiple objects, making a copy in rotation mode.




Group 8 - Shapes with Text








Group 9 - Shape Layering





Group 10 - Shapes Merge, Subtract, Intersect


  • Video 18 - Shapes Part 7 Merge Subtract Intersect
    Build a test and results page, using the information learned in previous tutorials, then see the Merge, Subtract, and Intersect functionality. The results are recorded on the test page created.
    - Download completed file from Video 18:




Group 11 - Group, Duplicate, Crossfade


  • Video 19 - Shapes Part 8 Group
    Create a figure using group to create the shirt and pants then group all the parts together to make figure one group, enter and exit groups to make changes.
    - Download completed file from Video 19:

  • (20) Shapes - Part 9 Duplicate, Crossfade Combine and Split
    Make 1 or more duplicate copies of a shape changing the color, angle and size., See how the crossfade feature transforms one shape into another and how the combine feature inverts overlapped shape areas.




Group 12 - Lines, Connectors, and GluePoints





Group 13 - Bezier Curves and Lines


  • Video 25 - Curves Lines
    A look at the curves/lines toolbar creating some simple bezier curves and polygons. Also, using the edit points toolbar to add/removed points and make points into bezier curves.
    - Download completed file from Video 25:


  • Video (26) Bezier Curves – Part 2
    Creating an oscillating line using the bezier curve tool. Create a line to weave between circles and rectangles using the curve tool, then do the same thing with the polygon tool. - Download completed file from Video 26:

  • Video (27) Convert to Curve
    Converting one of our basic shapes (Like a rectangle or a circle) to a curve or polygon so we can use the edit points tools on that shape.



Group 14 - Lines Connect and Break





Group 15 - Vector and Raster Graphics


  • Video 29 - Vector and Raster Graphics
    The difference between vector and raster graphics, changing our grouped shapes figure (from video 19) into a bitmap and a metafile, and making a transparent background with the color replacer.
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Group 16 - Effects Mode Toolbar


  • Video 30 - Effects Mode Toolbar - Part 1
    Effects/mode toolbar features: rotate, flip, and set in circle (perspective).
  • Video 31 - Effects Mode Toolbar - Part 2
    The second half of the effects/mode toolbar shows how to use Set in Circle (slant) and Distort. Then makes a clip art using the tools on the effects mode toolbar including Transparency, and Gradient.
    - Download completed file from Video 30/31:

  • Video 32 - Effects Mode with Pictures
    To manipulate a picture with the Effects/Mode tools, you must first convert your picture to a polygon (and you may want to posterize it before converting to polygon).
    - Download completed file from Video 32:







Group 17 - 3D Objects


  • Video 33 - 3D Bodies
    LibreOffice Draw can make 2 types of 3D objects, 3D Bodies and 3D shapes, in this tutorial, we look at how to make 3D Bodies.
    - Download completed file from Video 33:

  • Video 34 - 3D Shapes
    LibreOffice Draw can make 2 types of 3D objects, 3D Bodies and 3D shapes, in this tutorial, we look at how to make 3D Bodies.
    - Download completed file from Video 34:




Group 18 - 3D Effects


  • Video 35 - 3D-Effects Part 1
    Adding a "3D Effects" dialog box shortcut to a toolbar and a look at the Geometry settings of the 3D Effects Dialog Box.
    - Download completed file from Video 35:

  • Video 36 - 3D-Effects Part 2
    Segments and Normals
  • Video 37 - 3D-Effects Part 3
    Shading, Shadow, Camera, and Update
    - Download file from first part of Video 37:

    - Download file from second part of Video 37:

  • Video 38 - 3D-Effects Part 4
    Illumination tab – The light source preview window, how to change the angle of a light source, light source colors, ambient light, and turning on and off individual light sources.
    - Download completed file from Video 38:

  • Video 39 - 3D-Effects Part 5
    Textures and Materials. Placing a custom picture on your 3D object and adjusting the size and position of the picture. Also a look at the Materials : Chrome, Gold, Metal, Plastic, and Wood.
    - Download completed file from Video 39:




Group 19 - Combining 3D Objects


  • Video 40 - Combining 3D Bodies
    Combined two 3D bodies into a single 3D shape and working with 3D bodies/text.
    - Download completed file from Video 40:

  • Video 41 - Combining 3D Rotations
    How to create a glass bowl with oranges in it as well as a multi-colored goblet – Also a look at the zoom toolbar.
    - Download completed file from Video 41:




Group 20 - Slide Layers (Tabs)


  • Video 42 - Slide Layers (Tabs) Part 1
    A review of shape layers, then adding slide layers (slide tabs) and how they interact with shape layers and how they work when the layer is locked and/or not visible.
    - Download completed file from Video 42:

  • Video 43 - Slide Layers (Tabs) Part 2
    Create a simple floorplan for a room with sofa and a TV cabinet placing them all on separate layers.
    - Download completed file from Video 43:




Group 21 - Dimension Lines





Group 22 - Slide Master Background


  • Video 47 - Slide Master Background
    How to place page numbers and a watermark on all of your LibreOffice Draw document slides, then how to change some slides to a different background/master slide.
    - Download completed file from Video 47:

  • Video 48 - Export (Creating a PNG)
    Using export to create a PNG watermark for a LibreOffice draw document, then creating a custom sized custom PNG using LibreOffice Draw
    - Download completed files from Video 48: