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Add Pictures to the Open Office gallery

Previously we discussed the Gallery, the place where where OpenOffice keeps it’s pictures. Today we’re going to look at how to add your own collection to the Gallery.

After all, it’s much easier to grab a picture from the Gallery then it is to repeatedly use the Insert menu, Picture, From File over and over again. I have no desire to keep locating the pictures each time I want to add one to a document.

With that said, let’s get right to work.

When adding pictures to the Gallery we have a couple of choices, we can add one to an already established theme or create an entirely new theme (or category) in the Gallery. The process is the same so it’s no more work for one one choice over the other.

To start you either click the New Theme button or right-click on the name of a theme and choose Properties.


You’ll be presented with the following dialog box:


On the General tab you can name the theme but it’s on the Files tab where we do all the work.


At the top click the Find Files button.

Now navigate to the folder that contains the pictures you’re looking to add to the Gallery and click OK.

The bottom section will then be populated with the pictures the OpenOffice found.


Now it’s a matter of choosing what to add.

The quick way is to click the Add All button.

But if you’re not looking to add them all then select a file (check the Preview checkbox to see what it is that you’ve selected) then click the Add button.

When you’re done adding to that theme click OK.

And that’s all there is to it – adding art to your Gallery is just that easy so go ahead and make it your own.