Amusing speech bubble graphics using OpenOffice/LibreOffice Draw

From: Phil Shapiro 
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A few years ago I made a presentation at the annual American Library Association conference about how fun it is to use the callout ("speech bubble") feature of OpenOffice/LibreOffice. You can search for "funny animals" photos on Flickr.com -- and then refine the search (using Advanced options) to use only Creative Commons photos. You can then end up with something like this. 


http://tinyurl.com/n426ore 


This is fun for youth and adults. Can be useful for some amusing workplace signs, too. Notice how nicely the callout (I call them "speech bubbles") can let you control the form of the speech bubble and the exact placement of the part of the speech bubble that comes from the animal's mouth. This is much more precise than some similar speech bubble features of some photo web services. 


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