Creating a Party Invitation with LibreOffice Draw
LibreOffice Draw is used for designing simple page layouts and illustrations and can be used for making posters and invitations. Despite the application’s arty name, the drawing tools are basic and are best suited to creating flowcharts and simple business graphics, although children might enjoy the ease with which they can add stars, smiley faces, and speech bubbles to their pictures.
Refer to Figure 6-5 as you work through this quick guide to making an invitation using LibreOffice Draw:
1. Start Draw or choose to create a new drawing through the File menu in any of the LibreOffice applications.
2. Use the toolbar at the bottom of the screen to select your drawing tool. As you move your cursor over the buttons, a short description appears.
Click the smiley face in the symbol shapes to select it.
3. Move your mouse cursor to the page. Click the mouse button and hold it as you drag the mouse down and to the right.
As you move the mouse, you see the face fill the space you’re making between where you clicked the button and where your cursor is. When you release the mouse button, the face is dropped in place. You might find it easier to just place the face anywhere on screen and then reposition and resize it afterwards.
Figure 6-5: Making a party invitation using LibreOffice Draw.
4. After you have placed the face onscreen, ...