OpenOffice text boxes?

Brian Burger blurdesign at
Sun Sep 21 04:06:50 UTC 2008

On Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 8:43 PM, Dave Marple <d.marple at> wrote:
> Hey,
> Hopefully I'm not too late in answering this.  Set your anchor to page, and
> set the wrap to page as well, and check the contour button in the wrapping
> menu.  Should be good to go.  I've also attached a template with it
> implemented.

Interesting. I notice that all three example docs I've been sent so
far use floating frames as part of a larger set of frames that
basically take up the entire page.

Is there no way to do *just* a floating chunk of text? OOo allows
images to float over anything, with padding, anchors, flow and such
set per-image. Does OOo really have no way to do this for text without
using frames for the *entire* document?

I'm asking because the doc that needs pullquotes is already 15 pages
long, quite highly formatted already, and the thought of having to
re-do the whole underpinnings of the thing makes me cringe.

Also, if you just go Insert->Floating Frame in a regular page, it
wants a file to pull the fill-text from, which is a whole level of
complexity I DO not want...

I know what I want can be done simply in Scribus, but I want OOo's
spellchecking and such, plus the simplicity of doing this whole doc
(which is going to be MUCH bigger than the current 15 pages before
it's finished) in one app.

Currently beating my head against OOo & especially it's
less-than-actually-helpful help files...


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