Fontwork is a feature that lets you create curved, angled, wavy, and other kinds of text. Use it for CD labels, for festive banners, for anything where text needs to look interesting and follow a particular angle or line.
Fontwork previously was.....interesting. Doable, but interesting and just a little twitchy. And not a lot of labels in the window, so it was kind of hard to figure out.
But it's a whole new, simpler, slicker, more wizardy approach this time in OpenOffice.org 2.0.
1. Click the Fontwork icon on the Drawing
3. A piece of text with that style will appear in your slide.
4. Double-click the Fontwork text, select
the black plain text that appears, and type the text you want.
5. Change the font if you like as usual, with the font dropdown list at the top left of the work area, or with the Character window.
6. Change the font size by
holding down the shift key and dragging a corner handle, as you would
7. Format the text color and line width,
not with the normal text controls, but with the line and area fills.
8. In the Fontwork toolbar that appears,
use the controls to change the entire style of the text, change
letter height, text justification, and other options. If you don't
see this toolbar, choose View > Toolbars > Fontwork.
9. Use the yellow handle to change the
angle of the text.
If you didn't use the old 1.x Fontwork, trust me...this is soooo much better.