I am planning writing in pieces for my scrapbook of my Appalachian Trail adventure in 2009. Initially I wanted to use handwriting but after about two weeks of writing the alphabet on pages of a notebook afterwork, including some random stories - my handwriting is not nearly the quality I wanted. So I've decided to use the computer; as it is fool proof; so I thought. I am using OpenOffice Writer, OR Google Docs for writing these pieces. However, I need to make sure that when printed they stay within a specific area like; 5 inches wide by 2 inches tall. Different for each piece. It is very easy to see and use the horizontal ruler to align the edges as desired, but I can't find a way to limit the length. I am hoping someone here is a mastermind with this so when I print these pieces they will be able to be cut and pasted into the scrapbook. Thanks! Register to remove this ad I really thought there was an option: "Insert -> Add Text Box" which allowed you to select size and the text would be within those bounds or clipped if written too long. Seems this is not a common thing anymore?