Using graphics boxes

When you insert an image into WordPerfect, it is placed inside a graphics box (sometimes called a frame). You can create graphics box and insert it into a document. You can select a graphics box using the document box number or using the counter number.

You can move a graphics box to a new location.

You can apply a graphics box style to a graphics box in a document. For a list of preset graphics box styles, see “Reference: Working with styles.”

You can delete a graphics box and its contents.

You can resize a graphics box proportionally. You can also use specific measurements to resize a graphics box. You can preserve the width/height ratio of an image when sizing a graphics box to keep the image from becoming distorted.

You can replace the contents of a graphics box without having to delete the box and start over. For example, you can replace an image with another image, text, an equation, or with an empty box.

You can change the position of an image inside a graphics box.

You can copy a graphics box format to other boxes. Formatting attributes, such as border, fill, text wrapping, caption, and size, are applied.


To create and insert a custom graphics box

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Click Insert WordPerfect Office onestep Using graphics boxes Graphics/Pictures WordPerfect Office onestep Using graphics boxes Custom box.
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Click Styles.
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In the Box styles dialog box, click Create.
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In the Create box style dialog box, type a name for the style in the Style name box.
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Modify attributes for the style.
6.
 
Click OK.
7.
 
Click Close.
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Choose the style you created from the Style name list box.
9.
 
Click OK.

You can also
Copy a graphics box format to other boxes
Right-click a formatted graphics box, and click Quick Format. Click the QuickFormat paintbrush pointer in the graphics boxes you want to format.


To select a graphics box

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Click Edit WordPerfect Office onestep Using graphics boxes Edit graphic box.
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Enable the Document box number option.
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Type a value in the Document box number box.

You can also
Select a graphics box using the counter number
Click Edit WordPerfect Office onestep Using graphics boxes Edit graphic box, enable the Counter number option, type a value in the Counter number box, and choose a counter type from the Counters list.

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You can also select a graphics box by clicking it.

To select a graphics box by using the counter number

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Click Edit WordPerfect Office onestep Using graphics boxes Edit graphic box.
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Enable the Counter number option.
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Type a value in the Counter number box.
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Choose a counter type from the Counters list.

To move a graphics box

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Select a graphics box.
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Drag the box to a new location.

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If the graphics box is attached to a paragraph, a guideline and a pushpin indicate to which new paragraph it will attach. If the graphics box is attached to a character, a black vertical line next to the box shows where the box will move.

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You can also move a box by performing a cut-and-paste operation on the box. For information about performing a cut-and-paste operation, see “Cutting, copying, and pasting text and graphics.”

To apply a graphics box style

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Right-click a graphics box, and click Style.
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Choose a style from the Select box style list.

To delete a graphics box

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Select a graphics box.
2.
 
Press Delete.

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You can also delete a graphics box by right-clicking it and clicking Delete box.

To resize a graphics box proportionally

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Select a graphics box.
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Drag the corner sizing handles.
Be sure to position the pointer directly on a handle when you drag.

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To change the height/width ratio of the box, use the middle sizing handles to resize the box. However, as you resize the box the image adjusts to fill the box and, consequently, the image may become distorted.

To resize a graphics box to specific measurements

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Right-click a graphics box, and click Size.
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In the Width area, enable the Set option, and type a value in the box.
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In the Height area, enable the Set option, and type a value in the box.

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You can resize a graphics box to fill the width or height of a page column (from left to right margin) by enabling the Full option in the Width or Height area. A box with Full as its height is automatically attached to the page.
 
To prevent an image from becoming distorted, enable the Maintain proportions option in the Width or Height area.

To preserve the width/height ratio of an image

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Right-click a graphic, and click Content.
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Enable the Preserve image width/height ratio check box.

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This procedure restores a distorted image to its correct proportions. However, the restored image may not fill the box.

To replace the contents of a graphics box

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Right-click a graphic, and click Content.
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Choose one of the following options from the Content type list box:
Image — lets you replace the current contents with an image
Text — lets you replace the current contents with text
Equation — lets you replace the current contents with an equation
Image on disk — lets you replace the current contents with an image on disk
3.
 
Type the filename of the new contents in the Filename box.

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If you want to delete the contents of the graphics box, choose Empty from the Content type list box.

To change the position of the contents inside a graphics box

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Right-click a graphic, and click Content.
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Choose one of the following options from the Horizontal position list box:
Left
Right
Centered
3.
 
Choose one of the following options from the Vertical position list box:
Top
Bottom
Centered

Using graphics boxes