We’ve added new layout control tools to make it even easier to use tables and images in Writer.
Whether you’re creating a project report, academic paper, or business proposal, you’re likely to include tables and images to illustrate or help explain your ideas. However, the way these elements are presented could also mean the difference between leaving your readers nodding in understanding or shaking their heads in confusion.
With the new updates from Writer, you now have even better control over how your images and tables are presented in your documents.
Let’s take a closer look:
Use your first table row as the header
Imagine you’re drafting a table containing the marks of your students over the months of January, February, and March. If you have a long list of students, the table would span over several pages and you would need to manually input “January,” “February,” and “March” as the row heading for each page of the table.
When dealing with large tables that span across many pages, Writer now lets you automatically turn your first table row as the header for each page of the table.
Say goodbye to row breaks in your table
Imagine you’re presenting a sales report, and have to fumble for the next page because your document broke the data in your table row into two pages. With this new update, Writer makes sure that information in table rows always stay together in one page.
Crop images to fit your space
Finding it difficult to fit an image without losing part of it or taking up too much space? Forget struggling with text margins or switching to another app to edit—Writer’s new Crop Image to Fit option adjusts the image’s size to fit the available space while retaining the original proportions of the image, ensuring the important parts of the original image are visible after cropping.
Similarly, use the Crop Image to Fill option to adjust your images and graphics to fully fill the given space, making sure you’re not left with any blocks of white space.
As always, let us know how you like these updates in the comments below, or by posting in the Writer Community.