OpenOffice Draw

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The Draw module of OpenOffice can be a suitable tool for thiose:

  • not acquanted with drawing tools
  • not requiring a full-featured drawing package

Advantages

  • speed of use
    • lesser learning curve for OpenOffice users
    • suffice for general layouts and simple objects
  • precise control of object position & size via F4 key
  • easily produce PDF file output
    • for transmission to collegues who are not Draw users

Disadvantages

  • does not support many specialised CAD functions
    • limited scales
    • displaying precise dimensions is fiddly
  • data interchange with specialised drawing products not 100% reliable

Rpeters13:58, 18 September 2012 (EST)