Draw or Open Document graphics (odg) import

Bug #170100 reported by Kidproto on 2003-12-21
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Bug Description

Support for import (and to a much lesser extent export)
of the Draw file format would be
incredibly useful. Draw is a powerful but ugly Drawing
program, being able to import OO.o Draw files will
encourage people to use Sodipodi instead.

It has a potentially very large userbase because many
people install Draw because they want
some part of the Office Suite, Draw files are zipped XML files.
It does use some parts of the SVG schema.

libgsf (developed by Jody Goldberg of the Gnumeric
project) might be helpful.

( NOTE: originally in sodipodi RFE tracker as RFE
758992 , Date Submitted: 2003-06-22 18:58, comments in
sodi tracker )

Horkana-users (horkana-users) wrote :

(Incidentally I'm pretty sure I was the one who filed this
in the sodipodi bug tracker)

comments copied across from duplicate request

Date: 2005-06-24 19:06
Sender: horkana
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We really want OpenOffice to properly support SVG but in the
long run I expect Inkscape will have OpenOffice support.

In the meantime a developer who was good with XSLT should be
able to hack together a basic converter, both Inkscape and
OpenOffice use on SVG Paths for almost everything and their
file formats are not wildy different.

Date: 2005-05-12 13:35
Sender: nicubunu
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Note that OOo is changing the file format in version 2.0, so
this will be OpenDocument Drawing, *.odg

Horkana-users (horkana-users) wrote :

Inkscape supports exporting to OpenDocument graphics but not
yet import

changing bug summary to reflect that fact: Draw import (and export) Draw or Open Document graphics import

as the original report specified it is import which would
really help Inkscape (and if you want to be cynical export
only really gives openoffice one less reason to improve
their SVG import).

Changed in inkscape:
importance: Medium → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
Xavier Robin (jti-533g) wrote :

Meanwhile, exporting in PDF from and then importing it into Inkscape seems to work fine as a workaround. I agree it would be nice to have a direct ODG import, but it is definitely not a top priority.

jazzynico (jazzynico) on 2009-11-09
tags: added: odg
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