A Gnumeric worksheet can contain graphical elements which are simple drawing shapes.
This implementation of the drawing objects is temporary and will eventually be replaced by a more complete implementation including more types of drawing objects and based on scalable vector graphics (SVG) format graphical elements.
Each of these elements can be added by selecting the appropriate icon on the object toolbar and using the thin cross-hair mouse pointer to place the element on the worksheet by clicking or by click-dragging with the primary mouse button. This process is explained in greater detail in Section 9.1.1 ― Adding Graphical Elements.
Each of these elements can be configured using the context menu and its Properties menu item, as explained in Section 9.1.5 ― Modifying Graphical Elements.
Each of these elements can be moved and resized on the worksheet, as explained in Section 9.1.3 ― Moving and Resizing Graphical Elements.
The stacking order, from the front to the back, which determines which widgets obscure each other, can be changed using the entries in the context menu, as explained in Section 9.1.7 ― Restacking Graphical Elements. However, as explained in the note above, the widgets do not currently stack under the other graphical elements.
Each of these elements can be deleted using the context menu and its Delete menu item, as explained in Section 9.1.8 ― Deleting Graphical Elements.