How to Make Circular Text in OpenOffice


When creating brochures or birthday cards, insert decorative text using the various Fontwork styles in OpenOffice Writer and Impress. After inserting your preferred Fontwork style, use the the Fontwork Shape feature to make the text appear in a circular pattern.

Step 1

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Click View, point to Toolbars and then click Fontwork.

Step 2

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Click the Fontwork Gallery icon and then select a Fontwork style in the Fontwork Gallery window.

Step 3

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Double-click the Fontwork object, and then highlight and replace the word Fontwork with your own text. Press Esc to finish inserting your text.

Step 4

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Click the Fontwork Shape icon on the Fontwork toolbar and then select the Circle (Curve) icon on the pop-up box.

Step 5

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Use the circle-shaped yellow handle to change the spacing between the first and last words within the sentence. To change the size of the Fontwork object, click and drag any of the green sizing handles surrounding it.


    • The Fontwork Character Spacing icon on the Fontwork toolbar lets you change the spacing between each character within the Fontwork object. 
    • To rotate the Fontwork object, expand the Position and Size section in the left-pane of the OpenOffice window and then use the Rotation circle.

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