Updating a Diagram using OpenOffice
To read in an existing diagram to edit, from any OpenOffice (-or LibreOffice) module, select:
File → Open
The familiar dialogue box will display. Navigate to the diagram you wish to edit, then then either double-click it – or click once on it then click the “Open” button:
The diagram will open in a new window.
Let's suppose that, upon reflection, our original diagram was thought too flippant and we decide to make it a bit more serious. Let's double click on the “Are you mad?” text and overtype it with “Windows Software?”
Next, select the “No” line coming out of the same decision box and press the “Delete” key to remove it:
Remove the line out of the “Install Linux” box in the same way, then select the “Windows Software?” decision box and then use CTRL+C to copy it into the paste buffer and CTRL+V to clone it back to the window:
Click drag the clone until it's diagonally opposite the original decision box. Double-click on the cloned box and overtype the text as “Run under WINE?”. Click on the Connector icon on the bottom line and pick the “Connector ends with Arrow”:
Draw a line joining the “Windows Software?” box to the “Run under WINE?” one, then double-click the line and type “Yes” as the label:
Click back on the selector (arrow in bottom line of icons), click the “Install Linux” box and use the same CTRL+C / CTRL+V procedure to clone it. Drag the copy directly above the “Run under WINE?” box and double click it to overtype the text with “Install WINE”:
Now, click back on the “Connector ends with Arrow” tool and join “Run under WINE?”, “Install WINE” and “Install Linux” together. Add a label to the leg from the decision box, to read “Yes”:
Next, double click on the text of “Seek professional help” and change it to read “Install Windows”. At the same time, remove the line linking this box with the decision box above it.
Finally, use the the “Connector ends with Arrow” tool to join everything up again (-labelling the decision boxes so they all have one “Yes” and one “No” leg). The result should look something like that shown below:
Before we exit, save your changes using:
File → Save
Alternatively, use the CTRL+S shortcut.
Quit the application using:
File → Exit (-or CTRL+Q)