[Solved] Adding text over a graphic

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[Solved] Adding text over a graphic

Postby Goldline » Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:14 pm

How can I import a picture or graphic, make it dim, and then add text on top of it?
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Re: Adding text over a graphic

Postby acknak » Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:22 am

Insert > Picture > From File

Select the image and adjust the image parameters (brightness and/or contrast, or the transparency) to "dim" the image.

Add text using the text box tool from the Drawing toolbar (below the slide editing area).
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Re: Adding text over a graphic

Postby Goldline » Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:48 am

I can't find how to adjust parameters. If I select "area" and then transparency, it has no effect on the image.
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Re: Adding text over a graphic

Postby acknak » Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:13 am

Sorry, I meant to mention that the image adjustment is done through the "Picture" toolbar, which should appear anytime an image is selected. With my install of OOo, it appears just above the slide editing area--but only when an image is selected.

If you don't see the picture toolbar, check View > Toolbars > Picture
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Re: Adding text over a graphic

Postby Goldline » Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:32 pm

Thanks so much, that works great!
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Re: [Solved] Adding text over a graphic

Postby lavagabunda » Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:50 pm

I can't get t to work. I want to ghost my image behind some type. When I say send to back nothing happens.
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