Ubu - need a visio reader

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Tue Mar 4 03:06:32 GMT 2008


On 03/03/2008 06:44 PM, jack wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-03-03 at 18:18 -0800, NoOp wrote:
>> On 03/03/2008 05:51 PM, jack wrote:
>> > I'm googling for this at the moment, but does anyone know of a visio
>> > reader (.vsd file) that I can run on Ubuntu Gutsy ?
>> > 
>> > Thanks for the help. I need to view a visio file like right away for
>> > work...
>> > 
>> > Jack
>> > 
>> > 
>> > 
>> 
>> .vsd no, but .vsd yes: dia

Sorry, should have been dxf yes via dia.

>> 
>> sudo apt-get install dia-gnome
> Tried this already. Got - "Unknown file type"
> I also found some info on OOo draw and tried it as well.
> Gives a long list of filters to use, none of which is visio...
>> 
>> Best bet is to have whoever made it export it to .dxf for you.
>> 
>> However, if you have an old copy of visio you can install via Wine. I
>> have an old 5.0 version working & if you need it converted send it to me
>> and I'll see if my version can open it up. I'll then print it to a pdf
>> and convert it to dxf & send it back to you.
> My visio on my vm is hosed at the moment and i left the discs at work
> so, this would help, but would prefer to send off-list... (scanned, of
> course).
> 

Send away  to my email address & send the vsd - I'll keep it
confidential of course and off list. Again, I only have Viso v5.0 so I
may not be able to convert it for you if it is one of the MS Visio
formats, but more than willing to give it a shot.

Gary





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