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Hi Alexander,

Didn't know it wasn't possible to rotate images in Writer, and I agree this should be straightforward an option in the context-menu.

Nevertheless there's a way to do this; don't insert your bar-code as a picture but as an OLE-object - choose LibreOffice Draw as the type - then you have an Draw object inside your Writer document. Double-clicking on the Draw object makes Draw menus appear, you'd import the bar-code as picture, right-click for properties, and one of the tabs contains rotation info. Clumsy but works and is a couple of mouse-clicks further than if the command was available in Writer. Other disadvantage is that it may be a bit tedious positioning the image inside the object frame, especially if the image is small (zoom in!).

Good luck,

Sveinn í Felli

Þann sun  1.maí 2011 17:54, skrifaði Marc Paré:
Hi Alexander

Thanks for your input that I find very down to earth and

I am just curious, as you seem quite interested in
LibreOffice, just as an exercise, would it be possible for
you to take a document where you had to rotate an barcode
and use Draw to rotate it and then insert the rotated image
into the LibreOffice document?

I would be interested in your comments on the process, just
to see how we could streamline the process for LibreOffice.

I believe this could be added to the bug/feature request and
that it could add a more realistic "every-day application"
of the rotation of a graphic.



Le 2011-05-01 08:33, Alexander Ostuni a écrit :
yes, I could.
But with MS Word I am simply quicker than use an extra
application just
for rotate the barcode... and time is money.....

Sigrid Carrera schrieb:
Hi Alexander,

On Sun, 01 May 2011 07:16:37 +0200
Alexander Ostuni<> wrote:

Yes, it is build to produce Dokuments and because of
that I need to
rotate a picture. I work in a bank. We have restrictions
on the
installed programms. I am not allowed to install any
application that
can rotate pictures.
I have to create our formulars/documents. Each of them
has a barcode. I
get the barcodes horizontally but need them vertically
in the
In MS word I can rotate them, in LO (wich is allowed in
our bank and
also the software we shall use over Word) not, so I
can't use LO but
have to use Word.
If you have LibO on your computer, why don't you use then
Draw to
rotate the barcode? Sure, it is more convenient to have
that feature
in Writer, but Draw is the specialised component for
drawings and it
has a lot more functions and capabilities, that you could
ever built
into a text processing component.


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