open offices shapes

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In open office how to insert one shape inside other

as attached i have big rectangle
I like to insert small circle into that rectangle
how can i achieve it

please advise
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Ardhendu SarangiSr. Project Manager

Commented:
Click on Insert Shapes and select Circle. On the sheet, click and drag the image where ever you want. You should be able to move it also.

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i dragged circle side of the rectange then i dragged on to rectangle it worked
i could not drag directly on to reactangle though

how to import external shapes and more good looking templates etc. here?
please advise
Ardhendu SarangiSr. Project Manager

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Hi Gudii, Please check this - https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/OOoAuthors_User_Manual/Draw_Guide/Merge_subtract_intersect

you can use Merge and subtract to overlay images over each other. Open Office Draw has limited shapes so you can google and get more shapes added.

there is a tool called Dia that can also help too.
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I have drawn bunch of rectangles and lines
how to make sure rectangles same size and lines horizontal?

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i installed DIA
how to write inside rectangle or circle
it is not allowing me to type anything inside that shape?
please advise

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Also i have rectangle i am not able to write text underneath the rectangle. how to achieve this? please advise
Ardhendu SarangiSr. Project Manager

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you would have to add a text box below the rectangle to write any comments. Can you try and see if that works?

Try checking this guide and this would help you out - https://www.openoffice.org/documentation/manuals/oooauthors/DrawGuide.pdf

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you would have to add a text box below the rectangle to write any comments. Can you try and see if that works?
after writing can i delete rectangle as i just need text not that rectangle?
Ardhendu SarangiSr. Project Manager

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If you have a separate text box then you can delete the rectangle. you don't need that in the diagram.

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separate text box
i do not have separate text
I have same text box in which i wrote text
i need text but not that box?

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