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Group Comments with Shapes

Postby Pilotwings64 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:12 am

I'm looking for one of the following:
1. A way to group a comment with a shape
2. A comment alternative which can be grouped with shapes

Can anyone help me?
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Re: Group Comments with Shapes

Postby acknak » Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:13 am

Greetings and welcome to the community forum!

Sorry, what exactly do you mean by "comment"? Do you mean a text box, that should appear as part of the drawing? Or do you mean a text note that is separate from the drawing?

You can add text to any shape by double-clicking (or press F2). The text will be part of the shape.

You can create a text box (the "T" button/icon on the Drawing toolbar). Text boxes can be grouped together with other shapes.
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Re: Group Comments with Shapes

Postby Pilotwings64 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:23 am

Thanks acknak,

I'm referring to the yellow comments which display only a number until clicked, at which point the comment is expanded and all of the text is visible.

I'm making some flowcharts, and I would like to have some way of attaching the shapes that represent actions to more detailed descriptions of those actions. I would like the descriptions to be hidden unless and until they are needed, and I would like to be able to expand them one at a time.
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Re: Group Comments with Shapes

Postby acknak » Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:11 am

Sorry, I don't know of anything in OO Draw that works that way.

One alternative that comes to mind would be to use a hyperlink to jump to a separate page with the comment text. You'd have to manually arrange for a return link: OO has no built-in "back" button.
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