Tech tip: wrapping text around a table in OpenOffice

This is a small tip but it really helped me on a recent project. Normally, OpenOffice Writer doesn’t allow you to wrap text around a table. So if you have a table on the left side of the page and text on the right side, it ends up looking like this:

This can be a problem when you’re translating something like an official document, and you need to reproduce the source formatting exactly.You can work around the problem by inserting your table into a frame (Insert>Frame) and making the frame’s border invisible (in the Frame dialog box, click the Borders tab and then set the border to None). Then, you get this:

It would be great if OpenOffice would just enable text flow around tables, but this seems like a fairly painless solution in the meantime!

3 Responses to “Tech tip: wrapping text around a table in OpenOffice”
  1. Victor Dewsbery June 28, 2010
  2. Diana August 4, 2010
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